If you love Game of Thrones but hate Ed Sheeran, we’ve got some good news for you, because you’re probably going to get to watch him die soon.
And if you love Ed, well it’s still good news, because he’s getting a cameo in the upcoming season of the show.
It’s not actually confirmed that Ed’ll meet a grisly end during his guest appearance, we’re just assuming it, because well, it’s Game of Thrones, and it’s unlikely he’ll just show up to play ‘Galway Girl’ at a King’s Landing banquet and then fuck off again, isn’t it?
Ed’s cameo was revealed by show creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss while speaking at SXSW Festival in Texas, alongside stars Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).
He was been booked largely as a surprise for Maisie, who is a massive Sheeran fan. “For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it,” Benioff told the audience.
No other details have been given away about Sheeran’s role, which means we’re probably going to wait until he actually shows up on screen. The first episode airs on 16 July, as confirmed at the end of last week in a brand new teaser trailer.
As well as Benioff, Weiss, Turner and Williams revealing which dead characters they’d like to bring back if they could (they plumped for Joffrey and Catelyn Stark), the two actresses asked the creators which of them they preferred – and it was a win for the younger Stark sibling.
If we had to take a guess at what Ed’ll be doing in season seven, we reckon he could be one of the wildlings – he’s already got the unkempt ginger hair, so he wouldn’t even need much of a costume.
Watch the teaser trailer for the new season here: