Sky One has given the green-light to COBRA, a six episode political drama that explores what happens in the corridors of power during a time of national emergency. Robert Carlyle (Stargate Universe, Once Upon A Time) and Victoria Hamilton (The Crown, Deep State) are attached to star.
COBRA 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
The Prime Minister (Robert Carlyle) and his Chief of Staff (Victoria Hamilton) must contend with impossible political decisions, whilst also wrestling with ferociously pressured personal lives. Not only do they bear the weight of public expectation and their family’s needs; they must also be mindful of their political opponents who will use any sign of weakness as an opportunity to strike.
Rounding out the cast is Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones, Fortitude) as Fraser Walker, Head of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat; David Haig (Killing Eve, Penny Dreadful) as Archie Glover-Morgan, Home Secretary; Marsha Thomason (Better Things, White Collar) as Francine Bridge MP; and Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch, Forgiven) as Rachel Sutherland, the Prime Minister’s wife.
COBRA was created by The Tunnel and Strike scribe Ben Richards and is being produced by New Pictures. Joe Donaldson is the series producer, while Hans Herbots and Al Mackay are attached to direct. The executive producers are Charlie Pattinson, Ben Richards, Jonathan Young and Nicola Larder. Sky Vision is co-financing the series and will handle international distribution,