The penultimate season of HBO’s Game of Thrones will begin this summer, reuniting viewers with their favorite heroes and villains. Of course with a world as enormous as Westeros, there will certainly be a number of new character’s making their debut on the hit series’ seventh season. One of those new roles will be played by musician Ed Sheeran, who was confirmed to make a cameo appearance last month. While few details on Ed Sheeran’s role have been revealed, aside from whether or not his character will survive, the musician recently offered new information on his appearance in an interview with The Hits Radio, including which major character he will share a scene with.
Ed Sheeran revealed that he will play a musician who shares a scene with Arya Stark.
“I just do a scene with Maisie. I sing a song and then she goes, ‘Oh, that’s a nice song.’”
While it is hardly surprising to hear that Sheeran will be serenading viewers during his cameo appearance, fans will likely begin speculating on what song the musician will be playing as George R. R. Martin’s original novels have a number of songs that have yet to be featured on the show.
Game of Thrones season seven will premiere on July 16, 2017 on HBO.
‘Game Of Thrones’: Everything We Know So Far About Season 7
In Westeros, everybody knows “winter is coming.” But in our world, it’s summer we have to watch out for, because that is when Game of Thrones returns to HBO.
Only 13 episodes remain before Thrones exits stage left. Seven of those episodes comprise season 7 and six is confirmed to be the count for the eighth and final season next year. Season 6 left off with two of its biggest and most consequential episodes – “Battle of the Bastards,” which depicted the most expensive battle scene yet filmed for the fantasy drama, and “The Winds of Winter,” which takes it title from the unpublished sixth novel of the planned seven that comprise the show’s basis, author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and featured the largest slaughter of named characters in the show’s bloody history.
Now, the game has been reset yet again. Jon Snow has been crowned King in the North by his countrymen, Cersei has seized the Iron Throne in the South, and Daenerys Targaryen sails to Westeros to reclaim it with a massive, multicultural invasion force. And all the while, the Night King, his fellow White Walkers, and their zombie army descend on the Wall, seeking to bring it down and spread wintry death to all of Westeros. After years of war and desolation, can the people of the continent come together in time to avert apocalypse?
We’ll find out come summer. Click Next to scroll through Westeros, from Beyond-the-Wall all the way to aptly-named Oldtown in the south.