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An unlikely national hero, Alex is catapulted into government in a cynical power play. Used, abandoned and underestimated, now she's on a path that will send the political establishment into meltdown.

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Total Control

Series listing
Total Control series 1 series
Total Control series 2 2022
Total Control series 3 2024
Deborah Mailman - Rachel Griffiths - Harry Richardson - Rob Collins - Aaron Pederson - Anthony Hayes - Celia Ireland - Wesley Patten - Huw Higginson - William McInnes - David Roberts - Shantae Barnes-Cowan - Trisha Morton-Thomas - Lisa Flanagan - Luke Carroll - Sacha Horler
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Blackfella Films Pty. Limited
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Keshet International

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Screen News

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.

09 Nov 2021
By Matthew Jenkin
The Newsreader: behind the scenes

11 Indigenous Australian dramas to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020

To mark NAIDOC Week 2020, we’ve put together a collection of 11 Indigenous Australian dramas across film, TV series and online funded by Screen Australia and available to watch now.

11 Nov 2020
By Georgia Hing
Hunter Page-Lochard: The Next Step series

Blackfella Films: Total Control and stories that resonate

From First Australians to Redfern Now and soon Total Control, producer Darren Dale on making TV that matters.

11 Oct 2019
By Caris Bizzaca
Australia at TIFF 2019

Australia at TIFF 2019

Get a glimpse at what’s happening on the ground this year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

13 Sep 2019
By Scott Gillies
I Am Woman: TIFF 2019

Media Releases

Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths return for more Total Control

ABC and Screen Australia announce a new series of hit drama Total Control coming in 2021.

25 Nov 2020

Six Australian projects selected for Toronto International Film Festival

I Am Woman will have its World Premiere at the festival alongside True History of the Kelly Gang, Dirt Music and Black B*tch (working title).

16 Aug 2019