Trailer released for Sky’s COBRA: Rebellion | Made In Liverpool

The trailer for the third series of Sky Original drama, COBRA: Rebellion will premiere on Sky Max and NOW on 12 October after part-filming in the Liverpool City Region.

The Liverpool Film Office facilitated filming of the series in the city in late 2022 to early 2023. Locations used include Water Street, Exchange Street West and Liverpool Town Hall.

Robert Carlyle returns Prime Minister Robert Sutherland alongside Victoria Hamilton as Chief of Staff Anna Marshall while Jane Horrocks (Bloods, Absolutely Fabulous) also joins the cast, entering the cabinet as Victoria Dalton, a new 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 home life.

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.

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.

Toby Finlay is lead writer on the series and is joined by James Wood and Rachel Anthony on the writing team. Made by New Pictures, part of All3Media, in association with Sky Studios, COBRA: Rebellion was commissioned by Sky Studios for Sky Max. The executive producers are Charlie Pattinson, Toby Finlay, Joe Donaldson, Willow Grylls and Elaine Pyke, and Rebecca Davies is the producer.  Adrian Sturges is the Executive Producer for Sky Studios.

The six-part drama is coming to Sky Max and streaming service NOW on 12 October 2023. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.