The final season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us. While we are eager to head back to Westeros, we are also dreading having to say goodbye to HBO‘s epic original show. Following what is being described as a grand series finale HBO will air a 2-hour making of documentary to help us say goodbye and appreciate the show that kept us entertained for 8 seasons.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch directed by Jeanie Finlay will debut May 26 offering GoT fans an in-depth look at what it takes to bring the epic show to the small screen. The Last Watch isn’t being described as your typical behind the scenes documentary but more like a feature-length film.
Producers and cast have been building up the hype for the shows final season by teasing how epic and long one particular battle will be when Season 8 premieres. HBO chief Richard Pleper described the more extended episodes this season as “a spectacle” and excitedly added “The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had when watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie.’
While we know we are going to have to say goodbye to favorites Jon Snow and Daenerys its not all gloom and doom. HBO is still bringing a show being billed as a prequel to Game of Thrones with stars Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse cast in unknown roles. As far a title for that show, GOT creator and producer George R.R. Martin may have spilled the beans when the name The Long Night slipped off his tongue.
Take that with a grain of salt, be prepared to fight #ForTheThrone when the final season of Game of Thrones premieres April 14, 2019. If you want to find out how which of the great houses you belong to? Take our GOT quiz.