Goodbye sweet, lovely Ed Sheeran. Hello Bastard Executioner Ed...

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The words ‘Bastard Executioner, ‘evil torturer’ and ‘Ed Sheeran‘ aren’t ones we’d ever imagine would end up in a sentence together, but in what can only be described as literary chaos, this has happened!

It’s all came about because Ed has landed yet another TV role, but instead of it being the golden shores of Home and Away‘s Summer Bay he’s now in a US show called The Bastard Executioner. Yes, really.

Now, there are certain stars we could imagine in this role; Alan Rickman, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Spacey to name a few but no, Ed has swooped in and stolen their villain crown!

Any big Ed fan would know that this has been in the works for a while, but it’s only now that we have got the photos. And yes, they are pretty EPIC! Check them out above.

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The six-time Grammy nominee snagged a recurring role on Kurt Sutter’s forthcoming FX drama, The Bastard Executioner a while back. The series, which is being billed 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, was filmed here on the UKs very own sunny shores. Ed plays Sir Cormac, an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder.

Ambitious AND a deadly protégé… what a combo!

We can’t wait to see it!

Lydia Southern