There has been a huge backlash after including pop singer Ed Sheeran in the ‘Game Of Thrones’ season 7 premiere.
The criticism apparently caused Ed Sheeran to delete his Twitter account, while this may not be entirely the reason, it most likely is according to several highly regarded sources. Ed was in the premiere for a total of just under 4 minutes and, while he did not do a dreadful job, he did ruin the immersion of the show.
The main problem people have with the scene is that it was not done in a discreet form, a cameo would be great if it was more like an Easter Egg, if we really had to look for him. Examples of these good cameos are Will Champion and Sigur Rós as well as a few others, these are ones that most people just would not find upon first viewing. We think this is how Ed Sheeran should have been incorporated into the show. What do you think?
Watch the scene below:
Given Ed’s criticism, the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Director,Jeremy Podeswa, has opted to defend the casting of Ed Sheeran for this role.
Read what he said below:
“I’m a bit surprised that people have made that much fuss about it. To me, he does seem quite organic, in his own way, to the show.”
“The truth is, everybody on the show is famous now, so it doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s about, are they appropriate for the role? Are they doing a good job? And it was yes, yes, yes to all those questions with him.”
In other news, the ‘Game Of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have announced their new series that they will be making after the HBO fantasy. Their show will be called ‘Confederate’ and will be about slavery in America.
Synopsis: “Confederate chronicles events leading to the Third American Civil War. It takes place in an alternate timeline, where the Southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone – freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate, and the families of people in their thrall.”