[12/04/20 - 11:51 AM] Sundance Now's Highly Anticipated New Political Drama "Total Control" Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Sundance Now on Thursday, December 17, 2020 Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman star in the six-part drama series.
[via press release from SundanceTV]
Co-created by and starring Oscar(R)-nominated actress Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Lucky) as well as AACTA winner Deborah Mailman (Jack Irish, Mystery Road)
"Illuminating and inspiring" - The Australian
"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
Sundance Now's Highly Anticipated New Political Drama
Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Sundance Now on Thursday, December 17, 2020
With a new episode available every following Thursday
Winner of 3 AACTA Awards for Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama (Mailman) and Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama (Griffiths)
Featuring the award-winning performances by Oscar(R)-nominated actress Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Lucky) and AACTA winner Deborah Mailman (Jack Irish, Mystery Road), this gripping new political drama makes its highly anticipated U.S. premiere on AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now. Co-created by Rachel Griffiths and directed by Rachel Perkins (Mystery Road), this 6-part drama will be available to stream exclusively on Sundance Now, including the Sundance Now offering within the AMC+ bundle, beginning Thursday, December 17, 2020 with a new episode available every following Thursday. Sundance Now is AMC Networks' premiere streaming service for engrossing true crime, heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world.
Indigenous woman Alex Irving (Mailman) walks out of the offices of the Magistrates Court and becomes a national hero. A domestic abuser has gone rogue with a gun and Alex happens to be there at exactly the wrong time. When Alex drags a woman to safety and ends up facing the gunman down, the footage of her insanely brave actions goes viral. Everyone sees it. Everyone wants to know who she is, especially the nation's Prime Minister. Rachel Anderson (Griffiths) is the country's Prime Minister and her coalition government is riven with infighting, besieged by opposition attacks and bad press. She needs something from left field to save the party and her career. So, when some of Alex's social media postings come to light, suggesting her politics might mesh with those of the government, the PM overrides her party and drafts Alex into the Senate.
Total Control is a story of ambition betrayal and treachery. It is about one woman, marginalized through the color of her skin, the desperate history of her people, her gender and her class, navigating her way to real power. Also starring Harry Richardson (Dunkirk, Poldark), Celia Ireland (Wentworth), David Roberts (Bad Mothers, The Matrix Reloaded) and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road).
Exclusive Premiere: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Episodes: 6 (A new ep available every Thursday)
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