COBRA season 3 cast and first look of new series of Sky drama

COBRA is returning to Sky and NOW with a third series.

The drama, created and written by Ben Richards, looks at what happens when cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure and fake news are used to subvert democracy.

Back for a third season, titled COBRA: Rebellion, the series will see Robert Carlyle return as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland alongside Victoria Hamilton, who is back as Chief of Staff.

Joining them are David Haig (Killing Eve) as Foreign Secretary Archie Glover-Morgan, Richard Pepple (Gangs of London) as Home Secretary Joseph Obasi and Marsha Thomason (The Bay) as Francine Bridge, Shadow Environment Secretary.

And new for the third series is Jane Horrocks (Bloods, Absolutely Fabulous) as Defence Secretary, Victoria Dalton.

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.

A teaser shares: “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.”

Series 3 of COBRA will be released Sky Max and streaming service NOW in 2023.

A release date for the series is to be confirmed.

For now the first two series are available on Sky on demand and to stream on NOW here.

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