Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle has stated his new drama sequence, during which he performs a British prime minister coping with a nationwide emergency, “feels virtually too true to be fiction”.

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Six-part sequence COBRA centres across the authorities’s emergency committee because it fights to maintain residents secure within the eye of a political storm, giving an perception into the goings on at Whitehall throughout a time of disaster.

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Carlyle will play PM Robert Sutherland, a politician who has to cope with “not possible political selections”.

Talking concerning the position, Carlyle stated: “I’m actually wanting ahead to getting into the position of the prime minister in a narrative that feels virtually too true to be fiction.

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“COBRA is a palpably thrilling and witty tackle a political drama however with a humanity on the coronary heart of the sequence.”

Victoria Hamilton (The Crown) will play Sutherland’s chief of workers Anna Marshall within the Sky unique manufacturing.

Further solid members embody Richard Dormer (Sport of Thrones), David Haig (Killing Eve), Marsha Thomason (White Collar) and Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch).

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The sequence has been written by Ben Richards (The Tunnel Sabotage; Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling) and produced by New Footage (The Lacking; Catherine The Nice).

:: COBRA will air on Sky One and TV streaming service NOW TV within the autumn

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