First look at fan favorite Bobbie Draper in Season 2 of The Expanse

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Jul 14, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT

The world of The Expanse is getting a whole lot bigger in Season 2, and one of the biggest additions is the arrival of fan-favorite character Bobbie Draper, played by New Zealand actress and boxer Frankie Adams. Want to get a peek at her in action?

Entertainment Weekly has debuted some first-look shots of Adams on the set of the acclaimed Syfy (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.) series, which is based on the book series by James S.A. Corey. The character, Roberta “Bobbie” Draper, is a Martian marine set to play a key role in Season 2. The character is a fan favorite dating back to the book series, and her casting was extremely hard to pull off, as the producers told us back when the casting was announced.

As for how Bobbie is fitting in, showrunner Naren Shankar promised we’ll meet her in the opening moments of the new season:

“You will meet her in the first three seconds of the show. She’s in the opener. We do pull things forward in the book, we’ve pulled things out of the novella, a lot of rearrangement of certain elements, but while respecting the overall plot framework of those books. We pulled her up. But with Bobbie — you know what happens at the very beginning of Caliban’s War — and while there was a ton of world building there in Season 1, the one thing that we weren’t really able to get into was a true Martian perspective on the events that are going on in the world…

So, we start with Bobbie at her team in episode 1. And we get to spend time with them before the events on Ganymede and the beginning of Caliban’s War. So, what it allowed us to do is build characters, build the team camaraderie, build all of that Martian perspective that we had to pull back in Season 1 and bring that front and center into season 2. That helps us frame the Earth, the Belt, and Mars. That really is the tripod on which we’ll see them stand.”

The second season of The Expanse is set to premiere in 2017 on Syfy.

What do you make of the casting choice? Does Adams look the part?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)