The documentary maker spills the beans on what it was like to be at the heart of the final season of Game of Thrones.
It’s fair to say that most Game of Thrones fans are still reeling from the quick tidy-up job the showrunners did on its eighth and final season. And thanks to director Jeanie Finlay, there’s a tiny bit of Thrones left to fill the gap. While a cast and crew of 2000 beavered away making the last season of the television phenomenon, she was there capturing behind-the-scenes moments for new documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.
For 14 months she joined the team as they filmed across the world, immersing herself in George R. R. Martin’s world and seeing what it takes to make the smash hit television series. And after seven months of editing, 950 hours of footage has been whittled down to just under two. If you’ve watched the doc, you’ll have seen Kit Harrington cry as he learns Jon Snow kills Daenerys, and you’ll probably have fallen in love with the extra Andy McClay (the unsung hero of Westeros, tbh).