AIS Freeing Voices Changing Lives 9th Annual Benefit GalaSinger Ed Sheeran is set to give acting a try in a recurring role on upcoming FX series "The Bastard Executioner."

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, writing that Sheeran will play Sir Cormac, described by the trade as "an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder." As THR notes, this will be the second collaboration between Sheeran and "Executioner" creator Kurt Sutter; Sheeran previously contributed a bluesy cover of the Foy Vance song "Make It Rain" to "Sons of Anarchy"'s final season, after the British songwriter revealed that he was a big fan of Sutter's biker drama.

"Bastard Executioner" will keep up Sutter's penchant for high-stakes drama, only this time, the action is set in the 1300s. The show is described by THR 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."

The series is currently shooting in the U.K., and also stars Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Lee Jones, and Flora Spencer-Longhurst. There's no set premiere date yet, though it's expected to debut sometime this fall.

Sheeran will next appear on television screens in his special, "Ed Sheeran: Live at Wembley Stadium," which will premiere on NBC on August 16.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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