The first series of Total Control – a standout success, embraced by critics and audiences alike – saw political newcomer Alex Irving engineering a remarkable coup, unseating the prime minister and the woman who betrayed her, Rachel Anderson.
But now Alex faces the ultimate test in a democratic system: the nation is going to the polls and she will have to face the judgement of the people.
Alex’s passionate determination to make things better for her people appears doomed to failure. She turns her back on the entrenched ways of doing politics and declares she’ll stand for her home electorate as an Independent.
As the pressure on Alex intensifies, she will have to make a choice, between her own integrity and her increasingly desperate and dangerous ambition.
- Deborah Mailman - Alex Irving
Rachel Griffiths - Rachel Anderson
Alex Dimitriades - strategist Nick Pearce
Rob Collins - Alex' brother Charlie
Steph Tisdell (her first dramatic role)
Wayne Blair (who also directs all six episodes)
Rob Carlton Dimitriades
- Release dates
- 7 November 2021 - Australia (on ABC)
- MA 15+ - Mature accompanied
- Blackfella Films
Total Control Series 2 was filmed in Canberra, Sydney and regional Queensland.
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Other films by Wayne Blair & Rachel Perkins
- 1993Freedom Ride – Blood Brothers
- 2001One Night The Moon
- 2004The Djarn Djarns
- 2008First Australians
- 2010Bran Nue Dae (Brand new day)
- 2012Redfern Now (Series 1)
- 2012The Sapphires
- 2013Redfern Now (Series 2)
- 2013The Gods of Wheat Street
- 2014First Contact
- 2014Black Panther Woman
- 2015Promise Me
- 2015Septembers of Shiraz
- 2016First Contact (Season 2)
- 2016Cleverman Season 1
- 2017Jasper Jones
- 2017Cleverman Season 2
- 2018Mystery Road (TV series, Season 1)
- 2019Top End Wedding
- 2019Total Control (Series 1)
- 2020Mystery Road (TV series, Season 2)
- 2021First Wars
- 2021Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra
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