- Warning: Spoilers ahead for the series finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
- HBO’s documentary feature on the final season of “Game of Thrones,” titled “The Last Watch,” premieres Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET.
- In a new set of 13 still taken from the documentary, fans get a tease of the massive table read done by the cast, and a behind-the-scenes look at the hair, makeup, and set design departments.
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HBO’s documentary features about the last-ever season of “Game of Thrones” premieres this coming Sunday. Directed by Jeanie Finlay, “The Last Watch” follows the cast and crew of HBO’s hit series as they crafted the final six episodes. The documentary will features scenes from the massive table read of the entire season’s scripts and a behind-the-scenes look at various production departments.
Keep reading for a look at 13 new stills released by HBO from the documentary.
To start, we see four of the “Game of Thrones” stars reacting with joy and surprise at something during the table read.
We know from the documentary trailer and cast interviews that Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow) cried multiple times during this read-through of all six episodes for the final season.
Director David Nutter, who helmed many of the show’s most memorable episodes, was in charge of half of this final season.
Nutter directed the first two episodes of season eight, “Winterfell” and “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” as well as the fourth episode, “The Last of the Starks.”
Here’s executive producer Chris Newman on set in Croatia.
Newman has been a producer on “Game of Thrones” since the very beginning.
Newman and co-executive producer Bernie Caulfield were present for the table read, too.
The entire team of writers and producers were there to hear the cast read through all six scripts.
Here we see Del Reid, the special effects snow crew supervisor.
The set of Winterfell was covered in snow for the major episode three battle.
And Vladimir Furdik, who played the Night King and did other stunts on the show.
Furdik first appeared on “Game of Thrones” as a White Walker, and then took over the role as the Night King starting on the sixth season.
Here’s Furdik with all the Night King prosthetics on.
He filmed on a green screen set for the shot of Arya stabbing the Night King.
The documentary will feature Pamela Smyth, the show’s “crowd makeup supervisor.”
“Game of Thrones” works with hundreds of extras who need to blend into the surroundings of the show.
And Naomi Liston, the “Game of Thrones” locations manager.
“Game of Thrones” filmed scenes primarily in Northern Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, and Spain.
Candice Banks and Kevin Alexander are the show’s hair supervisor and hair designer.
Many of the characters required the actors to wear intricate wigs.
Banks looks emotional in this shot from one of the green screen room filming days.
The final season of “Game of Thrones” took more than 10 months to film.
Deborah Riley is the show’s production designer.
She’s responsible for many of the intricate set designs you’ve seen, like the entire new King’s Landing stage built for the episode five battle, “The Bells.”
Patrick Strapazon, assistant to director David Nutter, is shown here.
He’s standing in front of a cupboard labelled “Game of Thrones Stationary.”
Below is the key art for “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch,” which is in a cross-stitch style.
“The Last Watch” airs on HBO this coming Sunday, May 26, at 9 p.m. ET. Watch the full trailer here.
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