Ed Sheeran to Guest Star on ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7

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AUSTIN, TEXAS — “Game of Thrones” is welcoming an unlikely guest star in Season 7: Ed Sheeran.

The news was announced Sunday at SXSW by “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on a panel with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

“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 Variety reached out to 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 quipped, “I’m still waiting on Bieber,” referring to Justin Bieber, to which Weiss replied, joking, “You’re waiting on Biebs? Season 9.”

“Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres on July 16.

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  1. pratik bhatia says:

    HBO added that the creators and showrunners of the main series, D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, are continuing to work on finishing the upcoming seventh season of “Game of Thrones” and are “in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season” but would be attached, along with Martin, as executive producers.

  2. Logan says:

    I bet he’ll die in the end

  3. Shawn says:

    Adding such well known silly celebrities ruins the atmosphere but while they are at it, maybe they will cast Kermit and George W Bush. Jumped the shark if this happens. I really have to believe this is a joke.

  4. I guess I’m not watching

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