New Zealand actress Frankie Adams (Shortland Street) has landed the series regular role of Bobbie Draper in Season 2 of Syfy’s space drama series The Expanse.

Powerful in both stature and personality, Bobbie Draper followed in her father’s footsteps, enlisting in the Martian Marine Corps at an early age. A born solider, she quickly rose to the rank of Gunnery Sargent, commanding a group of elite troops. When a surprise attack on her squad puts in her in the middle of the growing conflict between Earth and Mars, Bobbie, a fierce nationalist, is forced to question her loyalties and make new, surprising alliances.

Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse, based on the bestselling book series, follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Adams’ breakout role came at the age of 16 in New Zealand’s top medical series Shortland Street. Her most recent credits include Australian TV series Wentworth, and New Zealand Film Commission feature 1000 Ropes. She’s repped by Silver Lining Entertainment and Johnson and Laird Management in New Zealand.