By James Hibberd
Updated November 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM EST
Credit: Chris McKay/WireImage

You know your show is a big deal when you need to cast a drummer and Will Champion shows up.

The Coldplay musician will appear in the eagerly anticipated third season of the fantasy drama.

Here’s all we’re permitted to reveal about his cameo: Champion will play … a drummer!

This is actually the second famous musician to appear on Thrones in the upcoming season. Snow Patrol lead singer Gary Lightbody was cast last summer in a cameo role that hasn’t yet been officially described (Next: Bono as Ramsay Snow!).

Let’s hope Champion and Lightbody fare better than that last notable musician character in the show — King Joffrey ordered the singer Marillion’s tongue ripped out in the first season finale.

Thrones returns to HBO on March 31, 2013. In case you missed it, here’s who’s playing 14 various season 3 roles, and here’s who was cast as Mance Rayder.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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