Game of Thrones

creators were so scared of leaks they refused to release previews of season six to TV critics.

But one person is getting them: President Barack Obama.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss confirmed Obama had requested and received the previews.

"He's the leader of the free world," Weiss said.

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"When the commander-in-chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you going to do?" added Benioff.

The rest of us will have to wait until April 25, when the show's sixth season premieres in New Zealand on SoHo at 1pm, and again at 8.30pm.

Four episodes of season five leaked ahead of time, leading to HBO taking the drastic decision to refuse to send out screeners to the highly anticipated new season.

- nzherald.co.nz