We may only be six episodes from the end of Game of Thrones, but fortunately HBO will be gifting viewers a special seventh instalment.
It’s not exactly a new episode of the drama, though. On 27th May, exactly a week after the season eight finale airs, fans will be treated to Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, a two-hour documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage of what it took to bring Westeros to life.
The Last Watch will air 9pm 26th May in the US, with UK viewers able to watch a simulcast of the show at 2am, 27th May on Sky Atlantic. Just like other Thrones episodes, Sky Atlantic will repeat the show at 9pm on the same day.
The one-off special comes from British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, who was tasked to chronicle the shooting of Thrones, from the studio to the “fields and car-parks of Northern Ireland.”
HBO describe the show as 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.”
They added: “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 final series of Game of Thrones will air on 15th April at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV
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