Why Obama is the only person in the world to get advance episodes of Game of Thrones

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

At the Game of Thrones premiere event in Hollywood on Sunday, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed rumors that Barack Obama wanted – and will get – episodes of their ultra-secret show ahead of their debut on HBO.

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HBO is remaining mum on the subject, but if Obama gets advanced copies, he’s the only person outside of HBO to do so. In an unprecedented move, HBO decided not to send any screeners to journalists or industry insiders. The move was to maintain the secrecy of the show’s season 6 storylines, which are expanding beyond the scope of author George R.R. Martin’s novels for the first time.

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