Obama Now the Envy of Game of Thrones Fans

He's getting early access to season 6
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2016 7:56 AM CDT
This guy will be among the first to learn Jon Snow's fate.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – Among the perks of being president: Early access to new Game of Thrones episodes. Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss say President Obama will get to see season six of the show—which will start airing on HBO on April 24—before the rest of us, after a special request from the president himself. "When the commander-in-chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you going to do?" Benioff says, per the Hollywood Reporter. "He's the leader of the free world," adds Weiss. An actor on the show told Vulture last month that Obama even "gets DVD copies before we do. And we're in it!" (Click for more of Obama's favorite shows.)

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