It is no surprise the Game of Thrones Season 7 is one of the most-awaited moments in TV history. The show has garnered success through the epic representation of an equally epic book series, and fans thirst for more; the attention was well-deserved.
One of Game of Thrones' biggest draws is the large roster of actors that play a host of colorful characters that truly bring the show to life. The grand nature of the show allows room for a lot of cameos and guests, too. We can expect a lot of these in Season 7, and in fact another guest appearance has already been revealed: that of British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
According to E! Online, showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss themselves confirmed the appearance of Sheeran for Season 7. This was during a panel at the South by Southwest Festival on Sunday afternoon, where they spoke about Thrones alongside show regulars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.
Adding to this, the Game of Thrones showrunners lightly hinted that the guest appearance of Sheeran is a favor for Maisie, too. "For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it," they said.
It is no secret that the actress who plays girl-with-no-name Arya Stark is a huge Ed Sheeran fan. Back in 2014, when Sheeran was still in the process of releasing his sophomore studio release X, Williams was one of the people to pre-order the album. There was even Twitter banter about this. Maisie expressed how thrilled she was for the then-upcoming album, to which Sheeran replied, "ginger is coming."