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Mar 27 · 3 min read

For a year, acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” chronicling the creation of the show’s most ambitious and complicated season.

Debuting SUNDAY, MAY 26 (9:00–11:00 p.m. ET/PT), one week after the series finale, GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH delves 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.

The film will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

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.

Photos (L-R): ) Joe Dempsie, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, and Kit Harington; Del Reid, Special Effects Snow Crew Supervisor; David Nutter, Director
Photos (L-R): Chris Newman, Executive Producer; Vladimir Furdik, Stuntman/as The Night King; Bernadette Caulfield and Chris Newman, Executive Producers (Credit for all: Courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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.

Photos (L-R): Pamela Smyth, Crowd Make-Up Supervisor; Vladimir Furdik, Stuntman/as The Night King; Naomi Liston, Locations Manager (Credit for all: Courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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.

GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH is a Glimmer Films production for HBO; director, Jeanie Finlay; executive producers, David Benioff. D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield; producers, Jeanie Finlay, Rachel Hooper, Martin Mahon; editor, Alice Powell; filmed by Jeanie Finlay, Mark Bushnell, Louise Liddy, Aaron Black, Richard Jephcote; composer, Hannah Peel.

Photos (L-R): Candice Banks, Hair Supervisor, and Kevin Alexander, Hair Designer; Candice Banks, Hair Supervisor; Patrick Strapazon, Assistant to Director David Nutter (Credit for all: Courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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