Word is out that the producers of George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s hit series Game of Thrones has cast an important role that is pivotal in the storyline of the upcoming season four: the Red Viper of Dorne. Pedro Pascal (Graceland, Red Widow) has been brought in to play the Dornish prince Oberyn Martell.
This marks the first introduction of a Dornish character to the series and those that have read the book can attest to Dorne becoming a major player in the struggle for the Iron Throne.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said:
“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.”
Add another spoon to stir up trouble in Westerous, the Red Viper of Dorne is sure to make things happen and get characters out of their comfort zone when season four begins next year.