HBO to air ‘Game of Thrones’ documentary following series finale
Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke; Helen Sloane/HBO(NEW YORK) — If you’re a Game of Thrones fan who can’t bear to say goodbye to the series, HBO’s got a special treat for you. The premium cable channel will cap off the show’s eighth and final season in May with a two-hour “bonus” documentary, titled Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.
HBO says rather than being simply a “making of” documentary chronicling the final six-episode season, the special presentation will be “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.”
British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, who directs the project, was given “unprecedented access” for the feature-length doc, according to HBO, which describes it 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.”
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch debuts May 26 at 9 pm ET on HBO, a week after the May 19 series finale.
Season eight of Game of Thrones premieres April 14 on HBO.
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