Everything you need to know about the third series of Sky Original drama, COBRA
If political thrillers are your thing then COBRA is a series you need to add to your must-watch list. The series follows senior politicians and leading experts as they have to respond to a national crisis – much like the real-life COBRA Committee who convene to deal with issues of national emergency.
The first series of COBRA hit screens in January 2020 and followed Prime Minister Robert Sutherland as he – and his government – fight for control following a massive solar flare which leaves most of the UK without power.
After a successful first series, the show returned for a sequel titled COBRA: Cyberwar. To the joy of fans, Robert Carlyle returned in his role as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland with the government having to deal with a new national emergency – a series of cyberattacks.
And now, after two years away from our screens, COBRA is back for a brand-new third series; COBRA: Rebellion. The official synopsis for the third series, as released by Sky reads:
“In COBRA: Rebellion Sutherland’s government is faced with their biggest challenge yet, but unlike the previous challenges they have faced, these threats come from much closer to home.
When an unforeseen environmental disaster causes enormous destruction and loss of life, the consequences are far reaching for the Prime Minister. The subsequent investigation leads Sutherland and his team to realise that all may not be as it appears. Embarking on a quest to discover the truth, they find something disturbing and disruptive underneath.
The crisis spirals to encompass not only the urgent threat of environmental destruction, but also the malignant corruption of the arms industry and the rise of shadowy corporate security firms. The cabinet are faced with the inconvenient reality of the UK’s historic relationship with a global superpower. All these elements combine to lead our Prime Minister to a crucial decision, about who he is personally, and what – ultimately – he is willing to sacrifice in order to remain in power.”
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Who stars in the third series of COBRA?
Fans of the show will be pleased to know that Robert Carlyle is returning as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland, alongside Victoria Hamilton who is back as Chief of Staff. A new face this series is the legendary Jane Horrocks (Bloods, Absolutely Fabulous) who joins the cast playing Victoria Dalton, the new populist Defence Secretary.
Also returning are:
- David Haig as Archie Glover-Morgan, Foreign Secretary
- Richard Pepple as Joseph Obasi, Home Secretary
- Marsha Thomason as Francine Bridge, Shadow Secretary
- Lisa Palfrey as Eleanor James, Head of the Joint Intelligence Committee
- Lucy Cohu as Rachel Sutherland, wife to the Prime Minister
- Alexa Davies as Audrey Hemmings, Civil Contingencies Secretariat Office
- Edward Bennett as Peter Mott, Press Secretary