Cobra 2 to film Manchester and Liverpool
The previous season about how the British government, led by Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle) and its COBRA committee, dealt with the chaos of a mass power outage and rioting also filmed in Greater Manchester and other parts of Yorkshire, as well as scenes around London landmarks and at the University of Liverpool.
With the current Covid-19 crisis facing the real British government, filming of Cobra in Manchester and Liverpool will be taking place with strict protocols in place, including social distancing and mask wearing. “With all the new measures, it’s non-stop at the minute,” confirmed a production member of the show.
Greater Manchester recorded its highest weekly coronavirus infection rate last week since the start of the pandemic. Manchester currently has an infection rate of 477.4 cases per 100,000 people (as of Saturday October 24).
The second season of Cobra will see an assassination on British soil that unleashes a chain of events that threaten to develop into a crisis even more serious than the previous one. An apparently invisible global enemy, not playing by the rules and operating outside national boundaries, appears to be bent on our destruction and nobody really knows who is friend and who is foe.
The first season of Cobra achieved a cumulative launch audience of 2.2 million, making it one of Sky One’s most successful drama series in recent years.
This article first appeared exclusively on our sister site, KFTV.
Also on The Knowledge
Disney’s latest live-action remake from its canon of animated classics is Pinocchio, now in pre-production at Pinewood.
Hartswood Films, producers of Dracula and Sherlock, is working on a ghostly thriller for Amazon Prime Video, The Devil’s Hour.
Mark Gatiss has adapted MR James’ ghost story The Mezzotint for BBC Two; filming wrapped recently on the drama that will tx at Christmas.
UKTV’s Alibi channel has ordered an adaptation of Daniel Cole’s thriller Ragdoll from Sid Gentle Films and writer Freddy Syborn.
Filming is getting underway in the UK on The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+, starring Claire Danes.
Filming has begun in Bristol on Amazon Prime’s second series of Alex Rider with Otto Farrant, Vicky McClure, Stephen Dillane, Brenock O’Connor and Ronke Adekoluejo.