COBRA: Rebellion

COBRA returns to Sky for Series 3 – COBRA: Rebellion

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Jane Horrocks joins the cabinet as the new Defence Secretary. 

Sky have released a first-look image from their returning political thriller series COBRA. The show takes its name from the infamous ‘Cabinet Office Briefing Room A’ where British Prime Ministers often chair crisis meetings.


Styled COBRA: Rebellion for its third season, the show deals with a home grown threat this time around.

Here’s the synopsis for COBRA: Rebellion

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.

The Cast

Robert Carlyle leads the show as PM Robert Sutherland with Victoria Hamilton as his Chief of Staff Anna Marshall. He’s joined by the returning team of advisors; David Haig (Foreign Secretary Archie Glover-Morgan), Richard Pepple (Home Secretary Joseph Obasi) and Marsha Thomason (Francine Bridge, Shadow Environment Secretary). Joining the cast for this series is Jane Horrocks as the populist Defence Secretary Victoria Dalton.

Also returning are Lisa Palfrey (Eleanor James, Head of the Joint Intelligence Committee), Lucy Cohu as the PM’s wife Rachel Sutherland, and Alexa Davies (Audrey Hemmings, Civil Contingencies Secretariat Officer). Edward Bennett also returns as press secretary Peter Mott.

For COBRA: Rebellion, Toby Finlay (The Serpent) leads the writing team of James Wood and Rachel Anthony. The show comes from New Pictures, part of All3Media, in association with Sky Studios. The executive producers are Charlie Pattinson, Toby Finlay, Joe Donaldson, Willow Grylls, Elaine Pyke, and Adrian Sturges for Sky. The producer is Rebecca Davies.

COBRA: Rebellion is another six-part series, landing on Sky Max in 2023. We’ll keep you posted.