While the events of Game of Thrones: Season 6 are being kept under tight lock and key, United States President—and self-proclaimed Game of Thrones fan—Barack Obama has been granted early access to the show's forthcoming episodes.

"He's the leader of the free world," showrunner D.B. Weiss said during an interview (via THR) at the Hollywood screening of the Season 6 premiere. Series co-creator David Benioff also chimed in, adding, "When the commander-in-chief says 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you going to do?"

Aside from President Obama and those working on the show, screeners are being withheld from the press, thanks to last year's four-episode leak of Season 5.

Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, April 24 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO. The following night, a brand-new aftershow called After the Thrones will debut with hosts Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan. For more HBO's beloved fantasy drama, check out the new Season 6 trailer and this sneak peek at Davos, Ghost and Night's Watch.