Bobbie Draper has arrived. Entertainment Weekly has released a first look at the new character from season two of The Expanse.
Based on James S.A. Corey’s book series, the Syfy drama follows a detective (Thomas Jane) and his crew as they solve a universe-wide conspiracy. The cast also includes Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, and Cas Anvar.
In season two, Frankie Adams will play Martian marine Roberta “Bobbie” Draper. Showrunner Naren Shankar said Adams’ casting is faithful to the character in the book:
When you ask a casting director to find a 6-foot half-Polynesian, the response is usually one of stunned silence, like, ‘Really?’ And we were like, ‘Yeah, really.’ We’ve been very conscious about maintaining the ethnic identity of the characters in the book as much as humanly possible. And we were really intent on doing that with Bobbie.”
Season two of The Expanse debuts in 2017.
Check out the first images of Bobbie Draper below:
What do you think? Did you see season one of The Expanse? Will you watch season two?
Oh my god, I am so happy to see this season. I just read the book last week, and Bobbie is a great character. I hope Frankie does her well.