HBO is putting in a real effort to make the eighth and final season of their popular fantasy show Game of Thrones an unforgettable event. After recent marketing campaign, during which they organized a scavenger hunt on replicas of Iron Throne scattered around the world, the network now announced they are preparing a feature-length documentary dedicated to the series.
Titled Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, the two-hour-long documentary will chronicle the filming of season eight and is set to air on Sunday, May 26, or one week after the series’ finale. British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (The Great Hip Hop Hoax) will helm the project.
“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,” said HBO in a statement. “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 first episode of Game of Thrones‘ final season is set to air on HBO on April 14, 2019. Unlike previous seasons, this one will only have six episodes.
While GoT fans will surely be sad to see their favorite series wrap up, this won’t be the end of World of Westeros on TV screens. HBO is currently working on a prequel series set “thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones” which will “chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” The prequel will enter production at some point in 2019.