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Perks of being a president: Obama gets to watch GOT before anyone else

HBO decided earlier this year that they would not send press any episodes of the show’s upcoming season 6 in advance in an attempt to prevent leak.

tv Updated: Apr 14, 2016 22:04 IST
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Creators Beinoff and Weiss confirmed rumours that Obama got advanced copies of the new episodes.(AP/HBO)

There are a lot of reasons to feel jealous of the President of Unites States but none as pressing as this one. The creators of hit TV series Game of Thrones, David Beinoff and DB Weiss, have revealed that Barack Obama wanted advanced copies of upcoming season of the show.

During the premiere event in Hollywood, Beinoff and Weiss confirmed rumours that Obama got advanced copies of the new episodes, reported New York Post.

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“For both of us finding out that the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes, that was an ah-ha moment. That was a very strange moment,” they said.

Asked if they granted his wish, Weiss replied, “Yes. He’s the leader of the free world.”

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Beinoff added, “When the commander-in-chief says, ‘I want to see advance episodes,’ what are you gonna do?”

HBO decided earlier this year that they would not send press any episodes of the show’s upcoming season 6 in advance in an attempt to prevent leak.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo explained it at the time, “It’s painful for Dan (Weiss) and David (Benioff) when leaks happen. When you have press copies, inevitably friends ask, ‘Can I see your copy?’ There are things that happen.”

Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere on April 24 on Star World Premiere.

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