“Game of Thrones” creators say President Obama received advanced access to the sixth season because, well, you don’t turn down a request from POTUS.
The creators of “Game of Thrones” have revealedPresident Barack Obama received advanced access to the hotly anticipated sixth season because, well, you don’t turn down a request from POTUS.
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Speaking on the red carpet at the HBO show’s premiere Sunday night, producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed one of the perks of being president.
Describing the overwhelming success of the show, Weiss said: “I think for both of us — finding out the President wanted advance copies of the episodes — that was an ‘Aha!’ moment.”
The creators told interviewer Veronica Belmont that, yes, they sent Obama episodes early because “he’s the leader of the free world.”
Benioff added: “When the commander in chief says, ‘I want to see advanced episodes’ — what are ya gonna do?”
The two also discussed the upcoming season being “the first time we really moved beyond the end point of the books” by George R.R. Martin and the freedom that brought to the show’s direction.