By James Hibberd
March 27, 2019 at 03:33 PM EDT
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An official Game of Thrones documentary is coming.

HBO quietly commissioned a two-hour film titled Game of Thrones: The Last Watch that went behind-the-scenes of season 8 and is just now announcing the project.

The documentary is from British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (Seahorse, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King).

HBO says the movie “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 … 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 Last Watch will air May 26 — one week after the finale.

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