Presidential Perks: President Obama Gets Advance Copies Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6


While we all content ourselves with watching teaser trailers and reading episode descriptions of HBO's hit drama, Game of Thrones, someone is going to see the fate of the characters earlier and more precisely than Melisandre and he does not even live in Westeros or Essos but in Washington D.C.

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed at the season 6 red carpet premiere on April 10 that President Barack Obama wanted advanced copies of season 6 – perhaps out of concern for Jon Snow – and that they will definitely grant his request.

They revealed the bit of information when they were asked whether or not they have ever had an "ah-ha!" moment at any point while making the show.

"I think, for both of us, finding out the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes was an 'ah-ha' moment," Weiss revealed.

Even if it does seem a little unfair that everyone will have to wait nearly two more weeks before we can all finally see what happens next, Benioff did pose a valid question.

"When the commander-in-chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you gonna do?" he asked.

Then again, finding out that the President of the United States (POTUS) gets to see all the Westeros and Essos drama before everyone else may not be surprising anymore. After all, Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, did mention that little detail when he was interviewed in March.

"Did you know he gets advance copies? POTUS. He gets DVD copies before we do. And we're in it!" Cunningham said.

We will just have to trust POTUS not to spoil anything for the whole world and make sure that the security is really tight when he watches the episodes ahead of everyone else so there would not be any leaks.

At least Cunningham has some comforting words for everyone else.

"I haven't seen the first episode. We haven't seen it. Nobody's seen it. We're all in it together," he said.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 24.

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