Ed Sheeran Joins FX’s New Series ‘The Bastard Executioner’

Credit: Victor Ortiz/ THZ Photo Library

Credit: Victor Ortiz/ THZ Photo Library

Ed Sheeran is going to be in FX’s new series, The Bastard Executioner!

We’re not talking about his music, but the man himself, Ed Sheeran, is going to be playing a recurring role in Kurt Sutter’s upcoming drama that takes viewers back to the 14th century.

Don’t worry, we’re a bit shocked as well.

However, it was basically public knowledge that Sheeran was a massive fan of Sutter’s previous show Sons of Anarchy. The Grammy-nominated songwriter shared his love on Twitter, which Sutter actually saw and responded to!

The twitter-exchange eventually led to an amazing collaboration as Sheeran covered the Foy Vance tune “Make it Rain” for the second to last episode of Sons of Anarchy.

We didn’t really expect the relationship to go any further than that, but we’re so excited to see Sheeran take on a more permanent role on the small screen!

We say a more permanent role, because he has made small appearances on shows such as NBC’s Undateable, but this time he will play an actual character named Sir Cormac who is described as an, “ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder.”

The leading role in the new drama will be played by Lee Jones, but there are other big names on the cast list, including True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, Sons of Anarchy’s Katey Sagal, and even Sutter himself!

The Bastard Executioner will come to FX in September, but for now, check out the teaser trailer! We know we’ll be watching, will you?

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