A few weeks ago we told you that man of the moment Ed Sheeran had landed a role in an upcoming medieval TV show, and a recurring one at that.

The singer, who recently headlined two nights in Croke Park (you may have heard something about it) has previously had appearances on the likes of Home and Away and Shortland Street, but this will be his first proper role.

The show's name has been revealed as The Bastard Executioner, and Ed is set to play Sir Cormac an "ambitious and deadly" protégé of a powerful church elder.

The show will be aired on American channel FX but is currently being filmed in the UK and is also set to star True Blood's Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Lee Jones and Flora Spencer-Longhurst.

The general overview for the show is that it will be a a "blood-soaked epic", while the main character is a 14th century warrior whose life is transformed when he is persuaded by a divine messenger to lay down his sword and lead the life of a journeyman executioner.

The show comes from the mind of Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, who Ed Sheeran had worked with previously on a song for an episode of the biker drama.

No word as of yet on an air date, but we are imagining early 2016.

Actor, singer, dancer, facilitator of wedding proposals... what can't Ed do?