Everything's coming up Sheeran. Following Ed's third album and the attendant success, news has arrived that the 26-year-old English singer-songwriter's long-held dream of appearing on Game of Thrones has been granted. “For years we were trying to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie [Williams, a.k.a. Arya Stark] and this year we finally did it,” co-showrunner David Benioff said at SXSW.
With members of Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Mastodon and Sigur Rós having appeared before, Game of Thrones has figured out how to warn musicians. “A lot of [artists] say they would they would like to [be on the show], and then we tell them [shooting a scene] is so boring,” said Benioff's partner in crime, D.B. Weiss. “‘You’re gonna hate this—you’re going to be sitting around three days for 12 hours a day.'”
Sheeran nearly cameoed in the show's early days.
"The characters who maybe will survive—there's always going to be this temptation to keep doing it…to do the spin-off show, or do the sequel show and everything. And I think HBO might well do one. I'm looking forward to watching it, I think it'll be great, but I think it's better for them to get new blood in with new visions."
Game of Thrones Season 7, it was hyper-dramatically revealed last week, will return on July 16.
Hear Fuse's Back of the Class podcast break down the GoT Season 6 finale in the episode below: