Recently, HBO's 'Game of Thrones' surprised us by announcing one of season 4's biggest castings well in advance of the Comic-Con 2013 panel, tapping Chilean actor Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell. As has been the case with several castings prior, "Song of Ice and Fire" purists criticized an apparent racial shift in the character's identity, one which series creator George R.R. Martin himself has reached out to defend.
HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has yet to formally announce its Comic-Con 2013 plans, as we had previously expected the major season 4 cast to be revealed during the panel, but it seems the producers just couldn't wait to get the excitement going. Chilean actor Pedro Pascal will join the series in season 4, portraying the fan-favorite role of Prince Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell!