Is Anyone Powerful Enough To Score A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Screener?
HBO needs to maintain the small print of the sixth season of “Game of Thrones” as hush-hush as attainable, so nobody is getting a screener forward of the present’s April 24 premiere.
Critics and writers are irritated they will need to scramble to submit critiques after the episode airs, however certainly there have to be somebody on the market who’s highly effective sufficient to attain a screener. Someone who’s variety of a professional at coping with prime-secret info. Someone like a president, maybe?
“Did you realize he will get advance copies? POTUS. He will get DVD copies earlier than we do. And we’re in it!” actor Liam Cunningham advised Vulture. Vanity Fair is taking that to imply that President Obama might be the one man who will get the preview that the press is being denied.
We ought to notice that it isn’t clear if Cunningham is conscious of HBO’s newest no-screeners coverage, nor whether or not the President nonetheless has sufficient clout to snag a preview of the upcoming season earlier than the remainder of us plebs.
Back in 2014, The New York Times reported that Obama requested HBO’s CEO Richard Plepler if he’d hook him up with advance screeners for “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective,” so he might he might watch them over Presidents’ Day weekend. It’s potential Cunningham was talking of privileges Obama was afforded up to now.
But, then once more, Obama is a complete Thronehead (which isn’t an actual nickname for the present’s followers, however no matter), so, perhaps?
Recall that in September he informed GQ that his fave character is “in all probability … the dwarf,” earlier than explaining that he, like so many people, cannot keep in mind any of the characters’ names.
And Obama, like everybody else, additionally needs to know what’s up with Jon Snow — not simply because he is curious. Apparently, Snow’s the one character identify the president can keep in mind as a result of it is the one one he can pronounce. While at Comic-Con this previous summer, “GoT” director David Nutter advised Entertainment Weekly that he gave POTUS affirmation that “Jon Snow is deader than lifeless.”
It looks like it will be exhausting for HBO to refuse the president if he requested for a screener, however there is a good probability he’ll have to attend it out like the remainder of us.
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