Thrones SZN is setting up, team! Hope your tin-foil hats are secured. With less than a month left, HBO delivers again and announced its plans yesterday to air a documentary of Game of Thrones after the series ends.
Headed by British filmmaker, Jeanie Finlay whose other credits include: “Pantomime,” and “The Great Hip Hop Hoax” to name a few. The director spent a year on the set setting things up. Taking on the monumental task of chronicling the iconic series within 2 hours of footage.
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After season 8, what showrunners and HBO execs are calling the shows most ‘ambitious and complicated season’ the documentary will air. Which means, fans will be able to have a first-hand look at the uphill battle writers, cast, and crew had to endure during the 19 month-long-production. Including grueling weather, strict deadlines and the most intimidating: all of us *Ygritte voice*. The ravenous, impatient but excited fandom.
According to a press release, the two-hour documentary won’t be the typical ‘making-of’ catalog that often follows the end of a series. Rather, it will delve:
“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.”
This is very good news to most fans considering the abnormally long wait for the series to return. Many of us die-hard GoT lovers will have one last hurrah with Game of Thrones: The Last Watch; as it showcases intimate details of the inner works of one of the most daring and iconic shows of the past decade.
The documentary will be the first in a twin set of post Game of Thrones projects which include a prequel already in the works. Though a release date hasn’t been set yet.
Don’t forget to tune in Sunday, May 26th at 9:00–11:00 p.m. ET/PT, one week after the series finale to check it out.