Even the biggest fan of “Game of Thrones,” US President Barack Obama, can’t wait to know John Snow’s fate in season six and asked for an advanced copy of the show.
UPI reported that the POTUS has already received an advance copy of GoT upcoming season and probably has shown it in the White House screening room.
During the show’s premiere in Los Angeles, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed that Obama had requested and received the early episodes of season six.
A reporter asked the producers at the premiere’s red carpet if they had any “ah-ha … we’ve totally made it” moments coming into season six, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“I think, for both of us, finding out the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes was an ‘ah-ha’ moment.’ That was a very strange moment,” Weiss said. When asked if they did they say yes to the president, Weiss replied: “Yes. He’s the leader of the free world.”
Benioff added: “When the commander-in-chief says, ‘I want to see advanced episodes,’ what are you gonna do?”
Obama has previously admitted that “Game of Thrones” is one of his favorite shows. Apparently, the leader of the free world had once expressed concern about the future of Snow (Kit Harington)
In July 2015, “Game of Thrones” director David Nutter told Entertainment Weekly, “Three weeks ago, I was in the company of the President of the United States. He turned to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, ‘You didn’t kill Jon Snow did you?’” Nutter said he replied to the president: “‘Jon Snow is deader than dead.”
EW noted that if it is true that Obama got an advanced copy, he is the only person outside of HBO to do so. The network earlier decided not to send any screeners to journalists or industry insiders to maintain the secrecy of season six’s storylines. This is the first time HBO decided not to have a pre-screening for journalists.
POTUS may have known by now what happened to Snow, but for the rest of the world, we have to wait until April 24. Meanwhile, “Game of Thrones” season six aftershow will also debut on April 25.