Game of Thrones Season 7: Will Ed Sheeran be a part of the Winterfell storyline?

Keerthi Mohan
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Season 7 of Game of Thrones, which will return to HBO on July 16, will feature a guest appearance by singer Ed Sheeran. Sheeran, by the way,  is Maisie Williams's (Arya Stark) favourite singer.

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Sadly, nothing is currently known about Sheeran's role in GoT Season 7. But here's what one Redditor feels Sheeran's role will be: "Pretty sure he's part of the Winterfell story line, not a major role, not necessarily a minor one, it was filmed in autumn. He couldn't have been a white walker because he was doing promo work for his new album divide while they were filming the major white walker bits in Iceland."

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The news of Sheeran's inclusion in the penultimate season of the fantasy drama was revealed by Game of Thrones executive producers David Benioff and D B Weiss at a panel at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Sunday.

The panel was moderated by Williams as well as her on-screen sister Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark.

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At one point, an audience member asked Turner about her blonde hair (Sansa has red locks) and Williams shocked everyone claiming that her on-screen sister was dead on the show. Following a few seconds of awkward silence, Benioff revealed that the actress was joking.

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During the panel, it was also revealed that Season 8 will be shorter than previous seasons with just six episodes.

And if HBO has plans for a spin-off, or a prequel, then Benioff and Weiss will not be a part of the project.

"I think HBO might well do [another series] and I look forward to watching it and I think it be great, but I think they should get new blood in."

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