In a recent interview with blastr, the series authors Ty Frank and Daniel Abrams revealed that Bobbie Draper will be played by New Zealand actor Frankie Adams. In the novels, Gunny Sergeant Draper is a Martian Force Recon marine with a terrifyingly badass set of power armor who gets involved with the giant political mess that’s engulfing the solar system.

Adams has played a variety of roles in local productions, but is mostly unknown outside of New Zealand. She sounds like she’s the perfect match, however: a 6 foot tall amatuer boxer of Samoan herritage. The Expanse has done a really good job a casting a diverse group of actors, and it looks like they’ve done it again.

Now if only the new season weren’t so far away.