Ed Sheeran lands role on US medieval drama series ‘The Bastard Executioner’

He'll star opposite former 'True Blood' actor Stephen Moyer and 'Sons Of Anarchy''s Katy Sagal

Ed Sheeran is to branch out into acting with a role on US drama series The Bastard Executioner.

The singer-songwriter will appear in a recurring role on the forthcoming series from the creator of Sons Of Anarchy, which is being billed as a “blood-soaked medieval epic”. Sheeran’s co-stars in the series, set to premiere on US cable network FX this autumn, will include Sons Of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal and former True Blood actor Stephen Moyer.

Sheeran will play a character called Sir Cormac, described as an “ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Bastard Executioner will mark Sheeran’s second collaboration with Sons Of Anarchy‘s creator Kurt Sutter. The singer previously recorded a cover of Foy Vance’s ‘Make It Rain’ for the season finale of Sons Of Anarchy last December.

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Earlier this year Sheeran revealed that he was intending to “hound” the makers of Game Of Thrones for a guest role on the show. The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer has already made guest appearances on Neighbours and Sesame Street, but had to pass on a Game Of Thrones cameo three years ago because the show’s shooting schedule clashed with his live shows.