Sky has unveiled the first official look at their upcoming third season of their explosive original drama COBRA: Rebellion.
Robert Carlyle continues to serve as Prime Minister, Victoria Hamilton has returned to her position as Chief of Staff. As the new populist Defense Secretary, Victoria Dalton, Jane Horrocks (Bloods, Absolutely Fabulous) also joins the ensemble.
David Haig (Killing Eve), Richard Pepple (Gangs of London), and Marsha Thomason (The Bay) reprise their roles as Foreign Secretary Archie Glover-Morgan, Home Secretary Joseph Obasi, and Shadow Environment Secretary Francine Bridge, respectively, on Prime Minister Robert Sutherland’s (Carlyle) loyal advisory team.
Unlike prior threats, the ones facing Sutherland’s government in COBRA: Rebellion emerge from within the country.
When an environmental calamity strikes and causes widespread devastation and casualties, the Prime Minister bears the brunt of the fallout. When Sutherland and his crew investigate further, they begin to suspect that something is not quite as it seems. When they dig deeper to learn the truth, they uncover something unsettling and upsetting.
Spiraling out from the initial threat of environmental disaster, the issue now includes the cancerous corruption of the arms business and the growth of secretive corporate security agencies. The uncomfortable truth of Britain’s longstanding ties to a global superpower is now being confronted by the government. Our Prime Minister must decide how much of himself he is willing to give up in order to stay in power as a result of all these factors.
The third series also sees the return of Lisa Palfrey (Chloe) as Eleanor James, Head of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Lucy Cohu (Ripper Street) as Prime Minister’s wife Rachel Sutherland, and Alexa Davies (Dead Pixels) as Audrey Hemmings, Civil Contingencies Secretariat Officer. Edward Bennett (Save Me Too) also returns as press secretary Peter Mott.
Toby Finlay is lead writer on the series and is joined by James Wood and Rachel Anthony on the writing team. Made by New Pictures, part of All3Media, in association with Sky Studios, COBRA: Rebellion was commissioned by Sky Studios for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK. The executive producers are Charlie Pattinson, Toby Finlay, Joe Donaldson, Willow Grylls and Elaine Pyke, and Rebecca Davies is the producer.Adrian Sturges is the executive producer for Sky.
The six-part drama is coming to Sky Max and streaming service NOW in 2023. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.