It’s always sad to see another season of HBOs A Game of Thrones wrap up, but following the casting news for the next season is a good way to pass the time. Today, we’ve got news from Dorne: Prince Oberyn “The Red Viper” Martell has been cast. The lucky actor? Chilean Pedro Pascal.
In an exclusive to Entertainment Weekly, David Benioff and Dan Weiss had this to say:
“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.”
Yep, that sounds like our Red Viper:
“Oberyn was ever the viper. Deadly, dangerous, unpredictable. No man dared tread on him.”
– Doran Martell, A Dance with Dragons.
Look for Season Four of A Game of Thrones next year.