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Returning: Total Control

S2 of ABC political drama comes to Sunday nights in early November.

ABC has confirmed a premiere date for the return of political drama Total Control: Sunday 7 November.

Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths both return in the Blackfella Films’ series as politicians Alex Irving and Rachel Anderson, respectively.

Reprising their role are Rob Collins, Wes Patten, Anthony Hayes, William McInnes, Huw Higginson and Lisa Flanagan. They will be joined by Steph Tisdell, Wayne Blair (who also directs) Rob Carlton, Alex Dimitriades, Daniela Farinacci, Colin Friels, Harry Greenwood, Benedict Hardie, Brenna Harding, Anita Hegh and Vico Thai.

In season two, both Alex and Rachel find themselves treading different political paths. After being dumped by her own party, Rachel relies on strategist Nick Pearce (Alex Dimitriades) to guide her political ambitions, while Alex finds herself surrounded by a new team, led by her brother Charlie (Rob Collins). But politics can be a nasty business. Will Alex’s determination and the tenacity of her grass-roots driven team be enough? Can she survive a system determined to shake everything she values? And can these political adversaries become political allies?

Production credit: A Blackfella Films production. Major production investment from the ABC and Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department. Financed with support from Screen NSW and Screen ACT. Producer Darren Dale. Associate Producer Erin Bretherton. Executive Producers Rachel Griffiths and Stuart Page. ABC Executive Producers Kelrick Martin and Sally Riley. International Distributor is All3Media International.

Sunday 7 November at 8.40pm on ABC.

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