Los Angeles: After his highly-publicised cameo in the seventh season premiere of Game of Thrones, musician Ed Sheeran has now joined The Simpsons for a special appearance.
The 26-year-old singer will feature as a musician named Brendan in the upcoming 29th season of the Fox comedy, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Sheeran will voice star in a musical-themed episode, titled Haw-Haw Land, playing a character along the lines of actor Ryan Goslings character in the Damien Chazelle-directed film La La Land.
Producer Mike Scully had heard the 'Shape of You' hitmaker, who is a Simpsons fan and rocks a tattoo of Blinky the three-eyed fish, was interested in appearing on the show.
Executive producer Al Jean explained, "We had a perfect part for him. So we said, Oh, great, well have him do this! And we recorded him over the phone from England."
Earlier, Sheeran has also appeared as himself on Undateable and had a recurring role on The Bastard Executioner.
The new season premiers on 1 October, also featuring guest vocals from Norman Lear and Shaq.
Sheeran's appearance in Dragonstone - the first episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones - happens around 39 minutes into the episode when his unnamed character's voice caught the attention of young Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) as she was riding through the forest.
(With inputs from PTI)
Published Date: Jul 18, 2017 07:51 pm | Updated Date: Jul 19, 2017 10:05 pm