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TOTAL CONTROL
Air Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time Slot: 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST on SUNDANCE NOW
Episode Title: (#101) "Episode 1"
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Thursday, Dec. 17

TOTAL CONTROL, Ep 1 (Sundance Now Exclusive) (U.S. / Canada Premiere)

"Mailman is superb" - The Guardian

"The only new TV show to watch... an impressive ensemble cast... paired with a cutting and topical script, this is a series that secures a spot as one of the best Australian offerings of the year" - Mamamia.com.au

"Terrific" - The Sydney Morning Herald

"One of the strongest opening hours of TV I have seen in years... some of the most powerful acting I have seen in a long time. Make sure you check it out" - TL;DR Reviews

"Mailman is electrifying. Tectonic. Unforgettable" - ScreenHub

Trailer

Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Lucky) is the embattled but cunning Prime Minister of Australia. Alexandra "Alex" Irving (AACTA winner Deborah Mailman, Jack Irish, Mystery Road) is a charismatic Indigenous woman who finds herself the center of media attention following her admirable actions in a high-risk situation. Rachel wants to use Alex to boost her popularity and further her own agenda and recruits her as a senator. Also starring Harry Richardson (Dunkirk, Poldark), Celia Ireland (Wentworth), David Roberts (Bad Mothers, The Matrix Reloaded) and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road).

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TOTAL CONTROL (SUNDANCE NOW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/17/20 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 1/21/21; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Sundance Now's web site, December 2020) When Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman), a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman, is thrust into the national limelight after a horrific domestic violence event, Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths), sees a publicity goldmine for her party. In a bold power play, she handpicks Alex for the Senate. But Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt: she wants to make a difference. So, when the Prime Minister's cynical calculations betray her, Alex sets out for revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Pedersen
· Celia Ireland
· David Roberts
· Deborah Mailman as Alex Irving
· Harry Richardson
· Rachel Griffiths as Rachel Anderson
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available