A week after it’s epic conclusion, the multi-award winning drama Game of Thrones continues to enthrall and excite: with an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary that’s a must-watch for fans of the global television sensation. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch will air simultaneously with the US on Monday 27 May at 03:00CAT and then in prime time on the same day at 21:00CAT on M-Net channel 101 on DStv. The documentary will also be on ShowMax at 21:00 CAT on the same day.
This original HBO production explores the creation of the final season, and delves deep 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. Acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay directs the piece, and was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series, 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.
Jeanie Finlay’s previous credits include the documentaries Seahorse, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, Pantomime, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, Sound It Out and Goth Cruise. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is her eighth feature film.
The documentary is a Glimmer Films production for HBO; directed by Jeanie Finlay; executive produced by David Benioff. D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield; produced by Jeanie Finlay, Rachel Hooper, Martin Mahon; edited by Alice Powell; filmed by Jeanie Finlay, Mark Bushnell, Louise Liddy, Aaron Black, Richard Jephcote; and composed by Hannah Peel.
Bid farewell to the acclaimed, worldwide phenomenon with a final look at its creation, on Monday 27 May at 03:00CAT or at 21:00CAT in prime time on the same day. The documentary will also be available to stream on ShowMax at 21:00CAT on Monday 27 May.