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Watch - First look at the explosive third instalment of Sky drama Cobra: Rebellion

Jenny Lee
Robert Carlyle as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland, Victoria Hamilton as Chief of Staff Anna Marshall and Jane Horrocks as Defence Secretary Victoria Dalton in Cobra: Rebellion

October 12 will see the explosive return of Robert  Carlyle in the third instalment of COBRA: Rebellion on Sky Max and NOW, with Jane Horrocks joining the cast.

Prime Minister Sutherland (Carlyle) remains in office at Number 10 alongside Victoria Hamilton (The Crown), who is back as Chief of Staff, Anna Marshall. Jane Horrocks (Bloods, Absolutely Fabulous) enters the cabinet as Victoria Dalton, a new populist Defence Secretary.

In this season, Prime Minister Robert Sutherland faces more challenges than ever before. Just as his popularity plummets in light of a new, controversial police-protest bill, his administration is plunged into chaos when an environmental demonstration ends with grave consequences.


As the inquest into the events at the protest gets underway, the Prime Minister and his government begin to realise that all is not as it seems. And with his daughter potentially embroiled with the group behind it all, his interest in the case isn’t purely political, adding further turmoil to his already strained homelife.

The investigation quickly takes them into the dark underbelly of the nation’s power, and the PM starts to doubt whom of his team he can truly trust. The crisis spirals further to encompass not only the urgent threat of environmental destruction but also the malignant corruption of the arms industry, the rise of shadowy corporate security firms and the grim reality of the UK’s relationship with a crucial ally.

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The rebellion will push Robert Sutherland to the edge and force him to question what he’s personally willing to sacrifice in order to stay in power.

The third series also stars 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, Lisa Palfrey (Chloe) as Eleanor James, Head of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Lucy Cohu (Ripper Street) as Prime Minister’s wife Rachel Sutherland, Alexa Davies (Dead Pixels) as Audrey Hemmings, Civil Contingencies Secretariat Officer and Edward Bennett (Save Me Too) as press secretary Peter Mott.






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