New 'Prison Break' blueprint goes too heavy on crazy

Fox's revival, alas, begins with a flawed blueprint, while suffering from a been-there, broke-out-of-that quality.

Where the series gradually became crazier with each passing season, the new version basically kicks off in wacky, crazy, off-the-rails mode, with much of the action set in a Yemeni prison and dodging ISIS fighters part of the obstacle course. The nostalgia of seeing everyone back together thus quickly dissipates, and it becomes increasingly difficult to check one's brain at the cell door.

Ed Sheeran to make guest appearance in Game of Thrones

Speaking at the SXSW film festival in Texas, David Benioff and Dan Weiss said they'd been trying to book him for a while.

Ed also confirmed the news as reports started to appear online by tweeting "guess the cat's out the bag".

It's not clear what role he'll have in the show.

The panel at SXSW also featured stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

It was suggested that the Ed Sheeran booking was made as a surprise for Maisie because she's a big fan of the singer.

Ed's not the first musician to appear in Game of Thrones.

The seventh series of Game of Thrones will air in July

The seventh series will air in the UK on 17 July, a day behind American viewers, and it'll be the penultimate series.

Fans watched an online video for more than an hour to see a huge block of ice being melted to reveal the air date.

It's thought the post was nodding to the series title: A Song of Ice and Fire

A new trailer was released for the show too.

In it, Jon Snow says: "There is only one war that matters. The Great War. And it is here."

According to broadcasters, the coming series promises a "brutal, bloody and wintry return to Westeros".