Game Of Thrones
Chilean actor Pedro Pascal has landed the anticipated role of Prince Oberyn Martell (aka “The Red Viper”) on the fourth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones, EW reports.
The character is described as the brash, charming, cunning prince of Dorne (part of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros). Oberyn’s sister Elia was brutally murdered by the Lannister knight Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane when Mad King Aerys was overthrown by Robert Baratheon and the Lannisters. In season four, Oberyn comes to King’s Landing with revenge on his mind.
Said showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss about the casting:
“This was a tough one. 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.”
*Note: Major Dexter spoiler if you’ve yet to watch Season 7*
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