Ed Sheeran has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming FX drama, The Bastard Executioner. Kurt Sutter, the creator of FX’s Sons of Anarchy, has created the upcoming series which is set in 14th century Britain.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran at the unveiling of his waxwork in Madame Tussauds, New York, in May 2015.

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The Bastard Executioner centres on a knight in Edward I’s army, Wilkin Brattle (played by newcomer Lee Jones). Brattle, after witnessing the horrors of war and much bloodshed, swears a vow to lay down his weapons. However, a series of events see him land the job of executioner. 

24-year-old Sheeran has been cast as an ambitious and deadly young knight, Sir Cormac. He is the sidekick of a church elder and he promises to be a complex character to play. 

The series boasts a well-known cast including: Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Brian F. O’Bryne (Aquarius), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Unforgiven), Kyle Rees (Pride) and Sam Spruell (Child 44). Sutter will also appear in the series as The Dark Mute. 

The series will mark a reunion for Sutter, Sheeran and a number of the cast members. Sheeran announced on Twitter that he was a Sons of Anarchy fan during the final season of the show. He and Sutter worked together on a cover of Foy Vance’s ‘Make It Rain’, which was used during the finale. 

Sutter will also be working with a number of Sons of Anarchy stars. Sagal, who happens to be Sutter’s wife, has been cast in the show and was one of the main stars in Sons of Anarchy. Another Sons of Anarchy actor, Timothy V. Murphy, will also be making an appearance in The Bastard Executioner.

The Bastard Executioner is currently being filmed in Wales. The series is expected to air this fall. 

THR first reported the news. 

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