'Game of Thrones' final season to end with special behind-the-scenes documentary

2019-03-28 10:09
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones."

Cape Town – The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones on M-Net (DStv 101) will conclude with a special, feature-length documentary, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.

HBO announced the scheduling and addition of the documentary on Wednesday. 

The documentary, produced by Glimmer Films, with D.B. Weiss and David Benioff as executive producers, filmed behind-the-scenes of the fantasy series while cameras were rolling on the closing chapter. 

The British documentarian Jeanie Finlay played an embedded role during the final season, with Game of Thrones: The Last Watch that will follow the cast and crew as they deal with the unpredictable weather and other on-set and filming challenges.

The footage captured by Finlay who was given "unprecedented access" to the show, "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," says HBO in a press release officially announcing the documentary.

"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."

HBO says Game of Thrones: The Last Watch will give "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".

The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones will start on 15 April with M-Net that will do a simulcast showing at 03:00 on Monday mornings at the same time as episodes are shown in the United States. 

M-Net will reshow the episodes on Mondays at 22:00 with episodes of the 8th season that will become available after its linear broadcast on Showmax, as well as on its DStv Now Catch Up service for DStv subscribers.  Showmax also carries a library carousel of the previous 7 seasons' episodes.

The last episode of Game of Thrones will be broadcast on 20 May with the first part of Game of Thrones: The Last Watch that will start on M-Net on 27 May.

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