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Total Control: behind the scenes

Deborah Mailman discusses the return season of Total Control and the emotional rollercoaster ride in store for her character – and audiences.

For Deborah Mailman, shows such as the politically-charged Total Control offer a chance to demonstrate to audiences that change in our society is achievable.

“In some cases, they [TV shows] have the ability to show what’s possible… I love that screen stories can be aspirational as well as entertaining,” enthuses Mailman.

In this behind the scenes video, Mailman details the emotional arc for her character in the new season, the challenges of filming during a pandemic and her excitement in working with new talent.

Season 2 of Total Control will broadcast weekly on ABC TV and ABC iview from 7 November, 2021.