- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Shortly after the news spread that President Obama requested advance copies of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” headlines everywhere speculated if the main man in charge would get his wish.

It turns out, he did.

When asked by Vanity Fair if the president got a sneak peak of the “Game of Thrones” season premiere, co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss jointly replied, “One perk of being the most powerful man in the world: yes, you get to see episodes early.”

The episode premieres for the rest of America on April 6.

President Obama reportedly asked HBO chief Richard Plepler last week if he could score advance copies of “True Detective” and “Game of Thrones.”

The president stopped HBO chief Richard Plepler last month at a state dinner for French President Francois Hollande, asking him for advance copies of “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective.”