In a ‘Game Of Thrones’ panel at SXSW yesterday, cast members Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, who play Arya and Sansa Stark respectively, moderated a panel speaking with show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

During the discussion the pair revealed to Maisie and Sophie that ‘Game Of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only be six episodes long while season seven will run for just seven episodes.

Benioff and Weiss also confirmed that season seven will be bringing with it a line of music guests including Ed Sheeran.

“For years we were trying to get Ed Sheeran on the show so we could surprise Maisie [Williams],” who is a huge fan, said Benioff. “And this year we finally did it,” he added.

No word yet on who Sheeran will be playing in ‘Game Of Thrones’ but we bet it’ll be a Watcher Of The Wall alongside favourite Jon Snow.

Season seven ‘Game Of Thrones’ kicks off 13 July.