New photos and key art from Game of Thrones: The Last Watch revealed!

GOT - THE LAST WATCH

The dust is still settling on the final season but new content for fans is coming, with the premiere of Game of Thrones: The Last Watch set for this coming Sunday. Directed by Jeanie Finlay, the documentary special chronicles the behind-the-scenes creation of GoT‘s final season, through the lens of the show creators, cast, and crew. Airing on Sunday, May 26 at 9pm EST, we can expect even more tears and laughs. Here’s a peek!

Joe Dempsie, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, and Kit Harington

Chris Newman, Executive Producer

Chris Newman, Executive Producer

Bernadette Caulfield and Chris Newman, Executive Producers

Vladimir Furdik, The Night King

Vladimir Furdik, The Night King

Candice Banks, Hair Supervisor, and Kevin Alexander, Hair Designer

David Nutter, Director

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    1. Looking forward to this! I love the take on the Bayeux Tapestry for the embroidered effect poster. Or at least it reminds me of that. I am curious to see more reactions from the table read, hope they include more of that than just what is in the preview. Oh well, one last chance to see the actors and crew and maybe some outtakes.

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    2. onefromaway,

      I so want to see the Game of Thrones Bayeux Tapestry in Belfast.

      (I also want this poster to be a real embroidered thing… I *could* pick up and dust of my old needles, I suppose. Make my own dreams come true.)

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    3. LL of Darkwater,

      Oh good heavens, where was I when all the Game of Thrones Bayeux Tapestry info was released? I missed it! Thanks for bringing it up! I just went and goggled it and saw it. It is wonderful! And such a great way to highlight the original which is such an interesting, artistic piece of history.

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    4. I wonder how many people will say the pacing and writing of this sucks lol

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    5. Despite all the criticism on the writing and pace of the plot, I think we can all agree that the production values have been astonishing this season.

      I really can’t wait to see this show.

      Then I’ll need to deal with the Westeros shaped hole in my life 😕

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    6. Perhaps it’s just me, but I actually prefer the original NK actor. They’re not super far off, it’s certainly not a Daario situation, but I figured I just had to voice this opinion.

      First post in a couple years/year and a half. Went completely dark on any sites/GoT news after S7.

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    7. I am excited to see this too. I really want to see reactions during the table read, especially from Kit seeing as he hadn’t read the scripts beforehand. Do we know of anyone else who hadn’t? I love seeing the camaraderie between the cast off set. They are all clearly such good friends.

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    8. Che,

      Me too, I can’t wait! 🙂
      I realized this morning that I’m still in denial about the fact the series is over!

      I think I’ll throw myself entirely to the prequel, to cover the absense of GoT, after the last watch doc! 😀

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    9. Jon Snowpenhauer,

      I believe you’re referring to Richard Brake I think? The original Night King just had a little more of a menacing look to him than Vladimir did, not taking anything away from Vladimir he did a great job too, the original Night King just brought a little extra oomph shall we say to the death stare of the character

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    10. Che,

      I read Liam Cunningham didn’t because he couldn’t open the email😃
      Kit Harington is probably wondering why his character was thrown under the bus by Tyrion Lannister😡

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    11. Don’t need to forget this.

      And why does this get an title weeks before and we needed to wait for every title 1 second before it aired. Now I miss the mystery around the title.

      Carole H,

      Well kit defended his ending, he liked it very much. Stated in a interview this week. He even had something to see about the ones hating this ending and the once signing that petition. I can say one thing, it wasn’t really nice was he said (but I agree with him).
      Sophie, Isaac and Emilia also give their opinion about the petition, which was less angry worded and more to the point. Only Emilia was not really mad about it, but even she defended the ending.

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    12. kevin1989,

      I don’t blame Kit being very direct and sure it was mean but to him this (as well many others) show has provided a major platform for his career. They all put in a lot of work and they are a family and you will defend your family to the end. Now that being said, I think people signing a petition or angry about the ending is either they’re in denial that the show has ended and they don’t want it to end or they made up a le ending in their heads that wasn’t to their liking, I for one was more angry about the ending because I knew it was the end I jut needed a few days to come to terms with it. This show isn’t the end people GRRM has a massive world he’s created that more prequels will come and I’m sur a sequel to this series will take place down the line and may have some returning casts which I think would be cool in like 10-15 years.

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    13. Snow jon,

      True, I have no problems with people disliking the ending, everybody has a different taste and look on things. but I agree with Kit, Sophie and Isaac that it’s very disrespectful and un-thoughtful of them. What do they expect, because they didn’t like it that the actors are going to work another 11 months to change it for them. Even when (what this site tells with the polls) around 70% liked the ending and give it a positive number. only 28% gave it 2 or 1 star and they think that the ending should change for them. And what if after the change the other 70% rather wanted to see the one they saw now.

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    14. Carole H,

      That’s not what happened though, sigh, people still didn’t understand that the whole Jon being exiled to the NW was a ruse to fool GW and the other lords who weren’t happy with him killing Dany,both Tyrion and Bran knew Jon would be more happy among the wildlings and being able to create whatever life he wanted for him instead of being dictated by others .

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    15. Snow jon,

      oh I agree! Brake had a way of tilting his head a bit, along with s slight furrowing of his brow to add to that stare. It may seem like a little thing but it made him more intense and engaged in what he was doing. Again, Vladimir was good, but I liked Brake more.

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    16. onefromaway:
      LL of Darkwater,

      The link worked. Thank you for posting that, it was wonderful!I hope you get to see it in person one day.

      Glad you could link to the vid! I’m so looking forward to Season 8 edition.

      (Is it wrong to hope they issue a wallpaper boarder edition? Yeah, kinda 1980’s decor, but I’m into vintage. I’d love an actual needle work edition, but I’d never be able to afford it!)

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    17. Jack Nabble,

      Don’t get me wrong Jack I love Jon’s ending in fact I posted on here that I would be happy with the ending as long as Jon went back to the wall or to be exact beyond the wall with the free folk and ghost. I was just pissed off with Tyrion, he helped Jon make the decision and becomes hand! Anyway I’m sure I’ll get over it when I’ve had therapy 🤗

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    18. Catspaw Assassin:
      LL of Darkwater,

      That’s great! Many thanks Darkwater!

      More than glad to share links!

      I’ve done quite a bit of needlework in my time; I love what these skilled crafters have created and am impressed to no end at the scope of their project!

      I might just have to dust of the old embroidery hoops and stands and start stitching again.

      Might could be a good way to spend time while re-watching (again) the series, waiting for new show(s) and for The Winds of Winter book. (Don’t @ me on the book release, a girl has dreams!)

      ::: shuffles off to the interwebs to find embroidery templates, patterns and inspirational photos :::

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    19. Roberta Baratheon,

      Yup, have to find another wallpaper for my ipad too cause I have Jon sitting on the Iron Throne . I keep rewatching ep 6 because I know at some point it won’t make me cry and Ramin Djawadi’s music is not helping either 😭
      BTW I loved the episode apart from the dragon pit scene.

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    20. Jack Nabble,

      Yeah, I can’t believe how much of the fandom thought Jon got shafted.
      He never wanted to rule, he really hated fighting, he wanted real freedom and he has it.
      The Queen in the North, Bran and Tyrion will keep him protected.

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    21. kevin1989:

      Carole H,

      Well kit defended his ending, he liked it very much. Stated in a interview this week. He even had something to see about the ones hating this ending and the once signing that petition. I can say one thing, it wasn’t really nice was he said (but I agree with him).
      Sophie, Isaac and Emilia also give their opinion about the petition, which was less angry worded and more to the point. Only Emilia was not really mad about it, but even she defended the ending.

      The petition had nothing to do with the actors and crew of the show, and everything to do with the writing and shortened time frame given for wrapping this beast up. I didn’t sign it, but it was obviously a message for Dave and Dan, and no one had anything but praise for the cast and crew. Also, no one expects an actual re-do of Season 8, come on. It was just a way to vent about how they got to the end this season, not the actual end itself. And it worked because the media jumped on it.

      What I DO support is the current fundraising campaign for the SameYou charity, as a thank you to Emilia Clarke. Organized by the same subreddit as the petition, it’s a positive way of supporting what the show and people who have brought our favourite characters to life have done. 🙂

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    22. I’m glad to have a final Sunday night GoT thing to look forward to. 🙂 Sure the show is still over, but it somehow makes it a little less ‘final’ for another few days.

      I’ll miss seeing Chris Newman’s beard. 😆

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    23. Pigeon,

      Yeah, sure keep telling yourself that, i’m sure you will believe the bullshit yourself one day, it was a stupid and childish petition, end of story and the media jumps on everything these days because journalistic integrity hasn’t been a thing since forever, that doesn’t somehow make it valid and or make anyone at HBO give a shit . Oh, i’m so upset at the final season, let me sign a pettion that basically disrespect all the people involved in the show because that will definitely make me look like a mature person, freaking pathetic !

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    24. kevin1989,

      Emilia is one of if not the nicest of the cast. I much prefer character Jon Snow over the potty mouth who plays him hi Kit 🙂 The “petition” was funny if anything. That petition wasn’t complaining about any of the actors or crew just the writing. It will all blow over. Can you imagine a year from now GOT will be hardly in our memory anymore 🙁

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    25. kevin1989,

      Emilia is one of if not the nicest of the cast. I much prefer character Jon Snow over the potty mouth who plays him hi Kit 🙂 The “petition” was funny if anything. That petition wasn’t complaining about any of the actors or crew just the writing. It will all blow over. Can you imagine a year from now GOT will be hardly in our memory anymore. 🙁

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    26. Jack Nabble,

      I think back to the scene now and wonder why they had Tyrion recite the “hold no lands or title, never father children” to Jon if it was just meant to be a ruse. If that was due to GW guards being outside the door listening I wish they’d showed it.

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    27. Jack Nabble,

      How nice of them to think what life jon wants and how not to dictate Jon’s actions at the end..considering that’s what they were doing the entire time..

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    28. ygritte,

      I saw it as, in order to make it convincing, they couldn’t include Jon in on the plan. Especially since he has a habit of telling the truth even when it benefits him to lie (like at the meeting w/ Cersei at the Dragon Pit.)

      The less people clued in, the better.

      While I do feel he is still technically in the NW in an official capacity according to the rest of the 6 kingdoms, with Castle Black being in the North, now an independent kingdom, no one is really gonna keep tabs.

      Also, if Sam, who technically is still bound to the Watch and also the Citadel, can have a baby mama and one bio kid and an adopted kid at home and still be able to sit in the Kings Small Council, I wonder if with this new era of leadership, the rules are being relaxed.

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    29. Pigeon,

      Are you talking abut yourself buddy, i’m just laughing at you, don’t think yourself so significant that i would actually give two craps let alone be angry at a nobody like yourself .

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    30. ygritte,

      Yeah right because telling a bunch of people to do over an entire serason just because of a bunch of man children, certainly isn’t disrespectful at all, hahaha,such a ingenious attempt at being funny when there is no humor involved, just a malicious attempt at expressing their displeasure, totally funny and hilarious/s

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    31. Dragonbringer,

      So you think Jon wanted to rule and be king at the end, what is your point exactly ? They needed Jon out as soon as possible without him being killed and that was the best option available without going into yet another war which the people of Westeros were already tired of .

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    32. Jack Nabble:
      Pigeon,

      Are you talking abut yourself buddy, i’m just laughing at you, don’t think yourself so significant that i would actually give two craps let alone be angry at a nobody like yourself .

      Keep laughing, it’s good for the soul. I highly recommend it. 😊

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    33. Seeing the documentary brought into focus once again the enormous effort that went into bringing this show to life, not only this last season, but the previous seven as well. One can only admire the dedication, talent and imagination of all involved.

      Therefore I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for the tireless work from all the people involved in this show, in front and behind the camera!

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    34. “The Last Watch” I’m guessing this is the place to plant a few comments, after the show.

      (It opened with tapestry!!! Yea!!)

      I loved it, a lot… so much so that I’ve written a stupidly long post to paste into comments. Ridiculous length. Brace yourselves, words are coming.

      Actuay, I’ll refrain from posting the stupidly long version, because Seven Hells, I can’t help but write it all out and it just keeps growing. I don’t even know if one can post a comment of this length, anyway. My friends and family are so, so over hearing me talk about the show, I need some other outlet!

      The documentary drives a lot home, the enormity of it all. And for me, a lot of it hit deep, dead center, where sorrow and loss forever lingers.

      And now… Our Watch has ended.

      I know my way out, thanks.

      ::: grabs box of industrial size of tissues, blows out the last candle in window, snags last of the wine by the door, closes door, walks alone into the night, ugly sobbing commences :::

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    35. This was just awesome to watch. I loved the head of the snow department, so careful with the budget, even down to not wasting an extra length of a paper towel. Other favorite moments: Sophie Turner continuing to cry after the funeral scene was a cut; the shot of the first table read with Sean Bean and a very young Maisie Williams; the table read where everyone learned how Jon kills Dany, and Emilia Clarke being funny about it; the wights hanging out waiting to be called to the set, smoking and eating; everything else! I wish they’d done something like that for every season, although the commentaries after the episodes, such as for the really big scenes like the loot train, were amazing too.

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    36. Such an interesting view behind the cameras. What a hard working, talented group of creative people. No wonder this series has been such a phenomenon.
      As hard as it’s been for us to say goodbye, I can’t begin to imagine the feelings of the cast and crew. Kudos to everyone of them!

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    37. John Bradley (Sam) always has such a disinterested look on his face. He frequently looks like he’d rather by anywhere than where he actually is at any given moment.

      That woman that kept dropping the f-bombs was hilarious.

      Sophie Turner (Sansa), IMO, has really gotten much better at acting. She was fantastic in season 8. I.E. When she was still crying after the take ended where she’s crying over Theon’s dead body. She’s really come into her own.

      The Stark extra giving the crew member shit for the Bolton jacket was great. That dude took his job REALLY seriously.

      Who knew the Night King was such a ham for attention? It was fun watching him interact with the fans and make them raise their arms NK style.

      I could watch the table reads all day long. Especially since Kit hadn’t read his script until the actual table read. I love seeing the actual actors’ reactions to what is going to happen.

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    38. Must have been difficult to film in secret – respect to Jeanie Finlay. Was hoping to see more of the costumers, but otherwise, an informative look at the hard work behind the scenes. Martin Hall will now always be Martin Snow to me 😀

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    39. I can’t believe I still haven’t got around to watching this yet – I have it recorded on my Sky + box. It may be that watching this will mean it’s all really over and like funerals I generally avoid this unless I absolutely have to.

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    40. I thought the documentary was as dull as ditchwater.

      The read-throughs would have been interesting, but we only got a couple of snippets.

      Too much time expended on the same people. Andrew the extra – I got bored with him. The prosthetic make-up woman did nothing but moan. Would have liked to see some of what she actually did rather than watch her face-timing her child. The snow guy was engaging but one interview would have been enough.

      And there were far more interesting things we could have been shown rather than repeated visits to the snack van.

      I could go on. Sorry, but it was a borefest and a missed opportunity.

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