A six-part drama for the ABC revolving around high stakes ambition, betrayal and treachery in the nation’s capital. Directed by Rachel Perkins, the series stars Deborah Mailman as Alex Irving, a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman who is thrust into the national limelight after a horrific event.
Rachel Griffiths co-stars as Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson, who, seeing a publicity goldmine for her party, makes her a captain’s pick for the Senate, but Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt: she wants to make a difference. So after Alex is betrayed by the PM she sets out for revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown.
This series was filmed in Sydney, Canberra and Winton(Qld). While some access was gained to Parliament house the main office sets were shot in the studio.