Total Control is an Australian political drama television series directed by Australian producer and screenwriter Rachel Perkins (One Night the Moon, Bran Nue Dae) for the ABC network. The story is set in a fictional version of modern Australia in which the Liberal-National coalition represents the government. It follows Rachel Anderson, the Prime Minister of Australia, and Alexandra Irving, an Indigenous woman recruited as a Coalition Senator by Anderson to encourage her personal agenda. The two main roles in Total Control, those of Rachel Anderson and Alex Irving, are portrayed by Australian actress and director Rachel Griffiths (Secrets, Muriel's Wedding) and Australian actress and singer Deborah Mallman (The Secret Life of Us, Offspring), respectively. They are joined by a group of recurring characters, including Australian actor Harry Richardson (Poldark, Doctor Thorne) as Jonathan Cosgrove and Australian actor and singer Rob Collins (Mystery Road, The Wrong Girl) as Alexandra's brother and campaign leader, Charlie.