Los Angeles, Apr 14: “Game Of Thrones” showrunners David Beinoff and D B Weiss have revealed that US President Barack Obama wanted advanced copies of upcoming season of the HBO series. During the premiere event in Hollywood, Beinoff and Weiss confirmed rumours that Obama got advanced copies of the new episodes, reported New York Post.(Also Read: ‘Game of Thrones’ to get companion series)Also Read - Squid Game Crushes Game of Thrones' Content on YouTube With 17 Billion Views

“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. Also Read - Kit Harrington Feels 'A Bit of Pain' With Game of Thrones Prequel - House Of The Dragons, Here's Why

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. Also Read - House Of The Dragon Teaser Out: Game of Thrones Spin-Off Is All About Fire, Dragons, Blood