Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) and Victoria Hamilton (The Crown) are set to lead Sky’s new political drama COBRA.
Set in the halls of Westminster, the series follows Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle) and his Chief of Staff Anna Marshall (Victoria Hamilton) as they try to deal with a national emergency.
The pair must bear attacks from their political opponents, face family pressures and lead the COBRA committee, a team of experts and politicians, to ensure the nation’s safety.
Written by Ben Richards (Strike) and produced by New Pictures, COBRA's cast also includes Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), David Haig (Killing Eve) and Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch).
“I am really looking forward to stepping into the role of the Prime Minister in a story that feels almost too true to be fiction,” said Robert Carlyle on his new role.
“COBRA is a palpably thrilling and witty take on a political drama but with a humanity at the heart of the series.”
Cameron Roach, Director of Sky Drama added that “COBRA gives a fascinating look into the world of politics and power under pressure, brought to life so brilliantly by Ben Richard’s scripts.
“It is a fantastic addition to our growing line up of home-grown British drama on Sky.”
The six-part series will air on Sky One and Now TV this autumn.