Game of Thrones season 4, the Red Viper revealed
As fans of the books surely know, Game of Thrones season 4 will introduce a completely new and quite important character, Oberyn Martell (also known as the Red Viper) which suddenly appears from Dorne, the southernmost region of Westeros (which we haven’t seen yet on TV) in the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third book of the series.
He will be an ally to Tyrion Lannister, despite his hate for the Lannister family.
Today, we finally have a face to associate with the character: it’s the Chilean actor Pedro Pascal. Executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss immediately said something about Pascal:
“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”.
HBO series’ season 4 will premiere next spring.