Whenever I think of all the sorcery, depravity, and insanity of Game of Thrones, there's one musician that immediately comes to a mind. A musician who inhabits all of the wonder, splendor, and back-stabbing of the series.
Of course, I'm joking. Ed Sheeran's brand of pop/hiphop/subway-guitarist offerings aren't exactly the tunes you'd hear while walking around the Seven Kingdoms, but that hasn't stopped the show's producers from getting the popular musician a role in the show.
In case you didn't know, Sheeran is a huge fan of the show.
can i borrow anyones HBO go login to watch this new thrones episode please?— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) June 8, 2015
The news of Sheeran's role in the newest season came up during SXSW's Game of Thrones panel, where showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss spilled the beans. They didn't reveal what his role would be or how long he'd be on the program, but they did reveal why they were bringing him to the series.
Benioff admitted that they were trying to get Sheeran on the show for years to surprise Maisie, and now they finally pulled it off.
My guess is that he's probably going to play a bard Arya comes across. What do you all think?