It’s only a couple weeks until Season 8 of Game of Thrones debuts on HBO. However, the week after the series finale hits, the network will air a documentary about the making of the final season titled The Last Watch.
Coming on Sunday, May 26 at 9 PM ET / 11 PM PT–a week after the series finale–The Last Watch will recount the production from the set in Northern Ireland and the studios where the season was shot. It will follow the cast and crew through day-to-day production, dealing with the ins and outs of putting together one of the most anticipated finales in HBO’s history. It will be directed by Jeanie Finlay.
But before fans get an in-depth look at how it all came together, the final season of Game of Thrones has to air, and it’s premiering on Sunday, April 14. Earlier in the month, the first trailer for the series was revealed, and it left fans with a lot of questions and even more theories as to where Season 8 will go. Hopefully, it’s a step in the right direction, as the last battle with the White Walkers in Season 7, Episode 6–“Beyond the Wall”–had some serious problems.
However, even after someone takes their seat on the Iron Throne, there are still more stories from Westeros to be told. A prequel series, which has been rumored will be called The Long Night, is set to start filming this summer.
The Long Night refers to an era that takes place 8,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and according to the Stark family’s servant Old Nan on Game of Thrones, “There came a night that lasted a generation, and kings shivered and died in their castles even as the swineherds in their hovels. Women smothered their children rather than see them starve, and cried, and felt their tears freeze on their cheeks.”
Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class) will serve as showrunner, and it is expected to premiere in 2020 or 2021.