“Game of Thrones” has cast its Red Viper for Season 4.
Actor Pedro Pascal, most recently of USA Network’s “Graceland,” will play Prince Oberyn Martell, HBO confirmed to Access Hollywood.
In Season 4, fans should expect to see him come to King’s Landing and become involved with members and associates of the Lannister family.
For those who haven’t picked up George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” and want a little insight on the prince — just like a lot of characters on the show, Prince Oberyn had family members who were murdered and he is interested in vengeance.
“This was a tough one,” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss told Entertainment Weekly about casting the part. “The Red Viper is sexy and charming, yet believably dangerous; intensely likable, yet driven by hate. The boys love him, the girls love him, and he loves them all back. Unless your last name is Lannister. We found a fellow who can handle the job description and make it seem effortless. He wasn’t easy to find and he won’t be easy to stop.”
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 returns to HBO in 2014.