HBO announces two-hour 'Game of Thrones' documentary will air week after series finale

HBO announces two-hour 'Game of Thrones' documentary will air week after series finale

There's a huge television event coming up, the highly anticipated premiere of a seminal series that permeated pop culture for a generation: The 16th season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. OMG, did you, like, see how sad Khloé Kardashian was, about Tristan Thompson, like, totally cheating on her! So much drama! Facts! Bible! Gratuitous plugs for beauty products!

Also, there's the eighth and final season of HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, whose characters could really use some beauty products. Over 67 episodes, we've watched the transformative journeys of defiant mother-of-dragons Daenerys Targaryen, grim neglected Northman Jon Snow, murderous wino matriarch Cersei Lannister, and all those old dudes with goatees whose names you can never remember.

The final season premieres on Sunday, April 14, and will be six episodes long. Four of those episodes are near feature-length, with runtimes of around 80 minutes. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, called the ending "unpredictable," while Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, said it made him "blub his eyes out." Fans will finally get to see for themselves how the story ends when the series finale airs on Sunday, May 19.

Night King Game of Thrones Credit: HBO

If you're a sweet summer child craving more Game of Thrones, good news! On Wednesday, HBO announced that the series finale will be followed by a two hour documentary called Game of Thrones: The Last Watch on Sunday, May 26.  The film is directed by Jeanie Finlay and chronicles "the creation of the show's most ambitious and complicated season." However, according to the press release, it won't just be a boilerplate making-of.

"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."

It's sad to see Game of Thrones come to an end, but remember, there's still a prequel series coming in the future. And there's always the possibility of another spinoff. How about 'Keeping Up With The Targaryens?"