According to Newsweek, US President Barack Obama will see the sixth "Game of Thrones" season earlier than other viewers. Game of Thrones producers, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, admitted that they realized the project’s seriousness at the time when Obama asked to show him the new episodes.
Dan Weiss, one of the creators of this epic fantasy, confessed: "That was a very strange moment."
"Finding out the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes was an 'aha' moment."
When asked whether they'd complied and sent the POTUS his preview copies, Weiss replied: "Yes. He’s the leader of the free world."
In addition, David Benioff said: "When the commander-in-chief says 'I want to see advanced episodes', what are you gonna do?"
According to the actor Liam Cunningham, best known as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones series, Obama had an opportunity to see the new series even earlier than HBO insiders.
The sixth season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones was ordered by HBO on April 8, 2014, together with the fifth season, and is scheduled to premiere on April 24, 2016.
In contrast to the previous seasons, it largely consists of original content not found in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, but also adapts material from the upcoming sixth novel in the series, The Winds of Winter, as well as some content from the fourth and fifth novels, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.