And now that “Game of Thrones” watch is almost ended, HBO has set a two-hour documentary to air one week after the series finale in May, the pay TV channel said on Wednesday.
Titled “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch,” the doc comes from filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, who was “embedded on the set” for a year “chronicling the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season.”
Made with unprecedented access, “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” is an up-close and personal report from the trenches of production, following the crew and the cast as they contend with extreme weather, punishing deadlines and an ever-excited fandom hungry for spoilers.
Much more than a “making of” documentary, this is a funny, heartbreaking story, told with wit and intimacy, about the bittersweet pleasures of what it means to create a world – and then have to say goodbye to it.
“The Last Watch” will premiere May 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO — the Sunday after “Game of Thrones” airs its last episode — and “delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields and car-parks of Northern Ireland.”
The doc will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and the premium cable network’s partners’ streaming platforms.
“Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” is a Glimmer Films production for HBO. Finlay directs and executive produces. “GoT” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss also executive produce, along with Bernadette Caulfield. Jeanie Finlay, Rachel Hooper, Martin Mahon are producers.
“Game of Thrones” Season 8 premieres April 14 at 9/8c on HBO.