A feature-length documentary about the making of the final season of Game of Thrones is coming.
The two-hour film titled Game of Thrones: The Last Watch will air on HBO a week after the series finale of the mega-popular fantasy drama.
Directed by British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, the documentary isn’t your typical “making of” documentary. According to HBO, The Last Watch 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.”
Finlay was given “unprecedented access” to the cast, crew, and set of Game of Thrones for a year in order to create the documentary, which HBO further describes as “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.”
Finlay, whose other documentaries include Seahorse, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, Pantomine, and The Great Hip Hop Hoax, took to Instagram to confirm the news, revealing that the project all began when she got a “mysterious email” from HBO 18 months ago. Three weeks after receiving that email, he had a meeting with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and executive producers Bernadette Caulfield and Carolyn Strauss in Los Angeles. Then a month later, filming for the documentary started.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, which is a Glimmer Films production for HBO, will premiere on Sunday, May 26th at 9 pm ET. The film will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand, and other partner streaming platforms.
Meanwhile, the six-episode eighth and final season of Game of Thrones starts on Sunday, April 14th.