This weekend at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed during a panel moderated by stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner that musician Ed Sheeran would be joining the cast as a guest star in Season 7.
They also revealed that getting Sheeran on the show has been in the works for years, but they have just now been able to put it together. No word on what character he will play, or the fate of said character, either.
I, for one, am just wondering if we will even recognize Sheeran when we see him, as the program is known for its elaborate costumes and special effects.
Other musicians to appear on the HBO mega-show have been Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Will Champion from Coldplay, Sigur Rós, and Mastodon.
Ed Sheeran confirmed his appearance on the show in a Tweet, posted below.
guess the cats out the bag... https://t.co/9GCDUp9HPN— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) March 12, 2017