Good news: Game of Thrones Season 4's most exciting new character, Oberyn Martell, has been cast! The fan-fave badass will be played by Pedro Pascal. If your reaction to this news was “who?”, don't worry, you're not alone. He's not a big name, but we have a feeling he's about to become one.
Want to be ahead of the curve? Here are some things to know about the man who's set to play the Red Viper.
1. He's Chilean. Pedro is Chilean, which suggests that the Game of Thrones Powers That Be are at least looking outside of your standard set of white, British actors when casting for Dorne. We'll see whether or not that trend continues.
2. He has a solid TV history. Pedro may not be a big name, but he’s had sold arcs on shows like The Good Wife, Red Widow, and USA’s new series, Graceland.
3. He was on Buffy! Fun geek fact: One of Pedro's first roles was as Eddie on Buffy episode "The Freshman."
4. He was going to be on Wonder Woman. Pedro had a significant part on the defunct David E. Kelly Wonder Woman pilot on NBC.
5. The showrunners say he's perfect for the role. "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," showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said of the casting.
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.