During the premiere event in Hollywood, Beinoff and Weiss confirmed rumours that Obama got advance copies of the new episodes, reported New York Post. "For both of us finding out that the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes, that was an ah-ha moment. That was a very strange moment," they said.

 

Asked if they granted his wish, Weiss replied, "Yes. He's the leader of the free world." Beinoff added, "When the commander-in-chief says, 'I want to see advance episodes,' what are you gonna do?"  HBO decided earlier this year that they would not send press any episodes of the show's upcoming season 6 in advance in an attempt to prevent leak.

 

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo explained it at the time, "It's painful for Dan (Weiss) and David (Benioff) when leaks happen. When you have press copies, inevitably friends ask, 'Can I see your copy?' There are things that happen." 

 

Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere on HBO on April 24.