Presidential perks: Barack Obama will get to see Game of Thrones' season 6 before anyone else


Apr 14, 2016 13:50:54 IST

Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama will get to watch season six of HBO's popular fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones before any die-hard fans are able to.

Showrunners David Beinoff and DB Weiss have confirmed that Obama wanted advanced copies of upcoming season of the TV series, reports

Still from Game of Thrones' season six. Screen grab from YouTube

Still from Game of Thrones' season six. Screen grab from YouTube

"For both of us finding out that the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes, that was an 'ah-ha moment'," Weiss said at the premiere event of the series, adding that "was a very strange moment".

Asked if they granted his wish, Weiss replied: "Yes. He's the leader of the free world." Beinoff chimed in, saying, "When the commander-in-chief says, 'I want to see advance episodes,' what are you gonna do?"

Game of Thrones season six will premiere on 26 April in India on Star World Premiere HD.

The new trailer of the show was launched a couple of days ago, and along with an earlier one that was released in March, has had fans in a tizzy.

A select audience was also privy to a screening of this season's opening episode, which is reportedly called "The Red Woman" (presumably after the character Melisandre). However, the audience was apparently given a stern warning that: "Anyone revealing spoilers or plot points would face excommunication, or, worse, be married off to Ramsay Bolton".

We're assuming that wasn't a threat made to Obama!

Updated Date: Apr 14, 2016 13:50:54 IST