ABC will be remaking the Australian political drama Total Control and has given the project a pilot order, according to Deadline.

  • The new series will be titled Dark Horse and will be written by Stumptown story editor William Jehu Garroutte with The Path creator Jessica Goldberg set as showrunner.
  • The original show came from ABC Australia and was co-created by Rachel Griffiths, who starred in the HBO series Six Feet Under and ABC’s Brothers & Sisters.
  • Dark Horse will come from Keshet Studios, Universal Television and ABC Signature.
  • The series will follow Alex Irving, a passionate Indigenous woman, on her unconventional journey into politics. As Alex reckons with her own troubled past, she juggles obligations to her family, to her culture, and to a political system that’s never seen anybody quite like her.
  • Golberg created Hulu drama The Path and has also worked on series such as Netflix’s Away and NBC’s Parenthood.
  • Golberg and Garroutte will executive produce alongside Keshet’s Peter Traugott, Avi Nir and Alon Shtruzmanm Griffiths and Darren Dale and Miranda Dear of Blackfella Films.
  • The original Australian series launched in October 2019.