Ed Sheeran, aka the artist whose songs are literally the most likely to put you to sleep, is now officially a musician-slash-actor, after taking a role in the forthcoming FX drama series The Bastard Executioner

The series is Kurt Sutter‘s follow-up to the beloved Sons Of Anarchy, but it sounds like a very different beast, based on the balls-out crazy plot description published by The Hollywood Reporter.

The show has been summed-up as:

“… a blood-soaked medieval epic that tells the story of a 14th century warrior whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of a journeyman executioner.”

Sheeran is set to play the recurring role of Sir Cormac, “an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder.”

Ed Sheeran Lands A Role On ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Follow-Up

A dedicated Sons Of Anarchy Fan, Sheeran recorded a cover of Foy Vance‘s ‘Make It Rain’ for the show’s final season. On this new show, he’ll join a cast that includes True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer and Sons’ Katey Sagal.

The show is currently filming in the U.K. and we’re … actually going out on a limb to say we’re excited for it, based on all this. If you absolutely can’t get enough of Ed Sheeran, he’ll be back in Australia this November and December.

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