This New Drama Series Is Drawing Comparisons To 'The Bodyguard'
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Well if you're one of the many fans eagerly awaiting the second series, well we have something to tide you over in the meantime.
Cobra, a six-part Sky Original drama, is coming to our screens and people are already comparing it with Jed Mercurio's thriller after watching the trailer - and we have to agree.
The political drama is set in the midst of government during a time of national crisis as the Prime Minister, Robert Sutherland (played by Robert Carlyle) and his Chief of Staff, Anna Marshall (Victoria Hamilton) try to bring the country back from an unfolding national emergency after the country is thrown into literal darkness.
A team of Britain's leading experts, crisis contingency planners and senior politicians assemble under the name COBRA to bring society back from the brink.
Joining the Prime Minister and his Chief of Staff is one of the country's best crisis contingency planners Fraser Walker (Richard Dormer), and Home Secretary, Archie Glover-Morgan (David Haig) who has his sights on power.
The first high-octane trailer sees the drama play out as London is plummeted in to darkness.
"This is the Prime Minister. The situation in London today is very grave," rings the PM's voice on a national news report. "Without fuel and supplies, people in worst affected areas will die.
"We need to raise the threat level to serious and recall COBRA immediately," Fraser Walker advises the board.
Scenes of anarchy, protest and violence play out on the screen, with the national army being sent in to counteract the threat.
"This is now a national emergency," says the Prime Minister. "This isn't a protest, it's an armed attack," his Chief of Staff Anna Marshall advises.
It ends with the PMs voice thundering: "We will bring back power, we will turn the lights on again."
Show writer Ben Richards said: "In a culture which predominantly holds politicians and public servants up for mockery and ridicule, I wanted to make a show that showed them as real, complex human beings dealing with life or death issues. We have been so lucky to have a cast that has been able to bring that aspiration to life."
Cobra launches on 17th January 2020 on Sky One and NOW TV.