By James Hibberd
Updated January 19, 2015 at 06:10 PM EST

Has a pre-season TV promo special ever generated so much speculation? The media was abuzz over recent rumors that HBO was planning a Game of Thrones special planned for February. I09 and The Wrap called it “mysterious.” Vulture called it “cryptic.”

Now we can finally reveal what this mystery-crypto special is actually all about.

The special is titled Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life. It’s a half-hour documentary that covers one day of season 5 production on three different Thrones sets in three different countries – Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Sevilla and Osuna, Spain. The special follows key crew members and promises to highlight “the epic sets, renowned cast and global scale of Thrones, as well as the more intimate and individual challenges of our subjects, giving the audience a new perspective on one of the most elaborate productions in television history.”

A Day in the Life debuts February 8, at 7:30 p.m. In the meantime, you can get your Thrones fix by checking out the fantasy hit on the big screen in IMAX theaters starting Jan. 29, here’s more details and a link to the current theater list. Thrones returns for season 5 on April 12.

UPDATE: A preview of the special:

Episode Recaps


Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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  • 8
  • 73
  • TV-MA
  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
  • HBO
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