LOS ANGELES — US President Barack Obama asked HBO for advanced screeners of Game of Thrones to watch before it actually airs on April 24.
During the premiere event in Hollywood, makers David Beinoff and Dan Weiss confirmed bits of rumors that Obama got advanced 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.
While the Game of Thrones team is famously tight-lipped about upcoming seasons, they agreed they had to comply with the president’s request. “He’s the leader of the free world. When the commander in chief says, ‘I want to see advanced episodes,’ what are you going to do?” Weiss pointed out.
Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos, has hinted before that Obama gets early access to the season. “He gets DVD copies before we do. And we’re in it!” Cunningham said.
Earlier this year, HBO decided that they would not send press any episodes of the show’s upcoming season 6 in advance in an attempt to prevent leak.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.