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New Game of Thrones feature-length documentary coming to HBO

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch will air at the end of the series in May.

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HBO's new Game of Thrones: The Last Watch documentary promises "an up close and personal report from the trenches of production."

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Game of Thrones fans will get a closer look behind the scenes of the hit series with a new two-hour documentary.

HBO announced Wednesday that it will air the feature-length documentary, called Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, on May 26, as a send-off to the show as the eighth and final season winds down. 

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HBO hired British documentary filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (Orion: The Man Who Would Be King) to chronicle the creation of Game of Thrones' most ambitious and final season.

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," according to HBO.

The documentary also interviews Game of Thrones cast and crew as they film during extreme storms and take on intense scenes while trying to keep show secrets from constant spoiler-seeking fans.

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch debuts Sunday, May 26 on HBO, one week to the day after the series finale.