Game of Thrones season 7: Ed Sheeran will guest star on the show

FP Staff

Mar,14 2017 12:58 04 IST

Singer Ed Sheeran will be seen making a guest appearance on season seven of the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

Ed Sheeran with Masie Williams. Image courtesy: Twitter

Ed Sheeran with Masie Williams. Image courtesy: Twitter

The news was announced on Sunday at The South By Southwest (SXSW) conference and Festival by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B.

Weiss on a panel with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, reports Variety.com.

"For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it," Benioff said during a panel at the Austin, Texas festival, nodding to Williams who is a big fan of the musician.

No other details on Sheeran's character or storyline were revealed, but when reaching out to channel HBO for further clarification, a spokesperson for the network did confirm he'll be guest-starring, simply saying: "He has a role. No more details."

After the showrunners talked about Sheeran, Turner said: "I'm still waiting on Bieber," referring to Justin Bieber, to which Weiss replied: "You're waiting on Biebs? Season 9."

Past Game of Thrones musical cameos have included members of Coldplay, Mastodon, Of Monsters and Men, and Sigur Rós. There’s no confirmation if Sheeran will be singing or performing (like Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men did)—nor even if he’ll be recognizably himself when he appears on-screen. (Members of Mastadon played unrecognizably zombified Wildlings.)

Game of Thrones Season 7 (and, perhaps, Sheeran) will be arriving on July, 16 2017. As for Season 8, we can only safely assume it will arrive sometime in 2018.

(With agency inputs)