Total Control
3 Seasons
18 Episodes
An Indigenous woman in Australia is thrust into the political limelight.
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Total Control Season 3 Release Date Confirmed by ABC (AU) for Early 2024

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Total Control Season 3 officially renewed for Early 2024
Latest Episode Aired Sun 2/18/2024 Episode 6 Season 3: Episode 6
Next Episode To be scheduled Episode 1 Season 4: Episode 1
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Total Control is back for series 3 on ABC

The third and final installment of the political drama Total Control is currently in production in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for ABC. Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths will reprise their respective roles as Alex Irving and Rachel Anderson.

Produced by Blackfella Films, this six-part series takes place nearly two years after the dramatic events of the second season. Many familiar faces from the previous seasons will be returning, including Rob Collins, Wayne Blair, Anthony Hayes, Wesley Patten, Steph Tisdell, Daniela Farinacci, Lisa Flanagan, Benedict Hardie, Anita Hegh, Huw Higginson, and Trisha Morton-Thomas.

Additionally, the cast will be joined by Catherine McClements, Fayssal Bazzi, Josef Ber, Lisa Hensley, Rosie Lourde, Maya Stange, and Ursula Yovich.

Screen Australia’s Head of First Nations Angela Bates said, “We are proud to announce two premium dramas today including a new season of Total Control which continues to not only captivate viewers but also provide important opportunities for emerging filmmakers above and below the line.” (Source:

* Total Control Season 3
* 6 x 57 mins
* Synopsis In the corridors of power, adversaries Alex Irving and Rachel Anderson battle to control their political destinies.


Season 3 Season 2 Season 1
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Jan 14, 2024
2Episode 2 Jan 21, 2024
3Episode 3 Jan 28, 2024
4Episode 4 Feb 4, 2024
5Episode 5 Feb 11, 2024
6Episode 6 Feb 18, 2024
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Nov 7, 2021
2Episode 2 Nov 14, 2021
3Episode 3 Nov 21, 2021
4Episode 4 Nov 28, 2021
5Episode 5 Dec 5, 2021
6Episode 6 Dec 12, 2021
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Oct 13, 2019
2Episode 2 Oct 20, 2019
3Episode 3 Oct 27, 2019
4Episode 4 Nov 3, 2019
5Episode 5 Nov 10, 2019
6Episode 6 Nov 17, 2019

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0 1 Chere haas  April 7, 2023
Great show
0 7 Linda Pierson  October 23, 2022
Best show and a great way to educate the public about politics and racism in Australia. The actors are sensational and I hope this show has a long life because there is so much more to be said
0 2 Paul Hebron  September 11, 2022
This email was totally misleading by the subject hedline... "Total Control Season 3 Release Date Confirmed by ABC (AU) for 2023"
The only comment was a sbscription to... " Receive automatic notifications when Total Control Season 3 release date is announced."
A disappointing deception
1 0 miles Paul Hebron  October 31, 2022
To be fair, Season 3 will probably air in a similar date range and time slot as past seasons,
0 8 Adelle Acason  August 31, 2022
One of the best shows on tv I loved watching this looking forward to the next series PLEASE!!!!
0 7 Douglas Muir  August 31, 2022
Tremendous show. Terrific performances by Deborah Mailman. Oz politics are a bit different than US but political similarities come through. I'll soon be lobbying to Season 4.
0 9 Antjush  June 28, 2022
If you don't approve series 3 I am disowning ABC
0 6 Michelle Woolcock  May 21, 2022
I rewatch the two series whenever I need inspiration to be strong and fight for what I believe in. Can’t wait for a third season
0 11 Garry Gaffney  March 4, 2022
The best drama series for many years. A third series before the next election could change the direction of our Federal politics. The public is able to understand what is going on in Canberra. Such an inciteful representation of our politics.
0 18 Cath H  February 13, 2022
Please let there be a season 3 of Total Control! Deborah Mailman and the whole cast are excellent.
0 3 Cathy Hickson Cath H  March 2, 2022
0 13 Jill Edwards  February 13, 2022
Absolutely fantastic Australian show, well written, excellent acting especially Deborah Mailman. Please do another series.
0 0 Jessica Hall Jill Edwards  August 26, 2023
I was riveted by this show. Its quality stands on its own. And then there's just the jaw dropping relevance to American culture and politics, racism, diversity and belonging. Told in a mature and compelling way that our studios in the US seem incapable of. It makes such a difference when a culture supports the arts, and supports Indigenous/BIPOC storytelling. Like another commenter, I rewatch this for a shot in the arm. The music is also so great.

So having said that, some of us kinda were also hoping Aaron Pedersen would reappear....just sayin'.
0 0 Jessica Hall Jessica Hall  August 26, 2023
Ps. I don't know why this posted as a reply, though I agree, Deborah Mailman is fantastic! Wonderful actress.

So glad to have stumbled onto Aussie shows, especially these ones driven by Indigenous filmmakers and artists/actors. Huge respect also to Rachel Griffiths, and her various projects and acting.
0 12 Susan in Canada  February 3, 2022
I love this series and hope to be able to see season 3.
0 6 Jef  January 8, 2022
Can’t wait for season 3 Total Control. This is on a par with The Code. Both great ABC dramas.
0 10 Jean A  January 5, 2022
Please produce a third series of Total Control. It is an excellent commentary of politics and deserving of another season.
0 15 Bev Baker  January 2, 2022
The best show I have watched in a long time . Deborah Mailman is outstanding . I really hope that the ABC will continue this gritty and realistic show on an ongoing basis . So well written . I love this show .
0 14 Keelen Mailman  December 26, 2021
This is by far the Best Australian Series I have watched , just love the Raw truth straight to the point Aussie Actors love it, bloody well written you all language and all.
Deborah Mailman you play it straight and So deadly , you definitely are a role model and inspiration to your Bidjara people, always to me, I love you my Very Beautiful deadly Cousin, I’m so very Proud of you, bloody deadly , ABC please keep this great Series going, I just couldn’t wait for Sunday to come to watch very sad there’s only 6 Series.
Australian history truths need to kept getting told why not with Total Contact Brilliant Actor’s.
Just love our Australian Country ?❤️?
0 2 Jc3 Keelen Mailman  December 29, 2021
Couldn’t have said it better bruz, best Aussie drama ever, hands down!
0 0 Ryan Keelen Mailman  January 2, 2022
The Code seasons 1 and 2 are both pretty amazing. The actor that plays the computer genius brother is amazing.
0 3 Ivy d  December 20, 2021
ABC please it’s a great show.
0 10 Brendan  December 14, 2021
The single best political drama series I have ever watched.
The storylines, writing, acting, characters, production values... all 10 from 10.
My only complaint is that there were only six episodes.
0 7 Jennifer Helstrom  December 13, 2021
Compelling story,. Perfect direction and cinematography and remarkable acting. [smile]
0 7 Attila  December 12, 2021
I'm watching the show from Spain and I BEG ABC (AU) to have an other season. It's one of the best shows I´ve seen in years! Plus I love Australia :)
0 18 Chris Penn  December 12, 2021
Please let there be another series of Total Control, one of the best Aussies series I have watched.
0 18 Miguel Ángel  December 8, 2021
Hope there is a 3 season. This show is Australia drama as it’s best . Love it!!
0 12 Maureen  December 4, 2021
Fabulous show, great cast, Deborah Mailman is a superstar with excellent support actors. And I just love the Australian scenery. Give me vast open plains of red dirt any day, it’s breathtaking. ❤
0 2 Dejan Milenkovic crown  October 9, 2021
Aussies, ass usual ❤

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