COBRA: First look, cast and start date of Sky One’s new drama

COBRA cast and air date from Sky 1 drama

COBRA is the new political drama coming to Sky One and NOW TV – from the cast to air date, here’s all you need to know.


Written by Ben Richards, COBRA is a new action-packed, political drama.

The high stakes six-part series deals with an unfolding national emergency that threatens to engulf the country as the COBRA committee, a team comprised of Britain’s leading experts, crisis contingency planners and most senior politicians fights to ensure the protection of the people of Great Britain.

In a first look trailer (below), they’re seen fighting for control as they deal with an unfolding national emergency after catastrophic events literally throw the nation into darkness.

Together they are all forced to contend with impossible political decisions, as well as their ferociously pressured family lives, as the fate and protection of the people of Great Britain is left in their hands.

COBRA cast

The COBRA cast features Robert Carlyle as Prime Minister, Robert Sutherland, with Victoria Hamilton as his Chief of Staff, Anna Marshall.

Richard Dormer plays Head of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat Fraser Walker and David Haig appears as Home Secretary, Archie Glover-Morgan.


Further casting includes Marsha Thomason as Francine Bridge MP and Lucy Cohu as Rachel Sutherland, the Prime Minister’s wife.

COBRA start date

The six-part Sky Original drama will launch on the 17 January 2020 on Sky One and NOW TV.

Writer Ben Richards (Spooks, Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling) said: “In a culture which predominantly holds politicians and public servants up for mockery and ridicule, I wanted to make a show that showed them as real, complex human beings dealing with life or death issues.

“We have been so lucky to have a cast that has been able to bring that aspiration to life.”


You can watch a first look trailer from the series below…

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