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Pedro Pascal joins Game of Thrones as The Red Viper

06.28.2013

Those of you who have been reading on in GAME OF THRONES may be excited to hear that the role of Prince Oberyn Martell also known as "The Red Viper" has been cast for season four of the series.

Which lucky actor got this role? Pedro Pascal. You may have seen him in GRACELAND, THE GOOD WIFE or THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU.

Here's a spoiler-free description of Martell:

Oberyn is a brash, charming, cunning prince of Dorne (part of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros). His 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.

We definitely need someone else on the side of kicking some Lannister ass except Tyrion who I have a soft spot for. He may be a Lannister but he's the sanest of the group not to mention at times too wise for his own good. "It's not easy being drunk all the time. Everyone would do it, if it were easy."

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said this about the casting of Red Viper, “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.”

Extra Tidbit: Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark on GoT shared her prep for season four on Vine.
Source: EW

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