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10 Jun 2015 - 4:24 PM  UPDATED 10 Jun 2015 - 4:24 PM

Amid the praise for part one of the ABC documentary the Killing Season, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese has announced he is working towards ensuring a second season happens.


The Killing Season, which the first part of which aired June 9, details the turmoil behind the Gillard-Rudd labour government which resulted in the appointment and subsequent ousting of Julia Gillard as Prime Minister.


“Obviously I can’t disclose details at this point in time,” Mr Albanese told the Backburner, “but I can say that there will be very, very similar themes to the first season.”


“We don’t want to repeat ourselves, certainly, but viewers have come to expect certain themes and a certain aesthetic and I very much plan to deliver that to them.”


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Key figures in the second season will be Mr Albanese himself and current Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, who was unaware of the plans until questioned about them:


“A what? With me in it? Who said that? But that means... Oh no. Oh no no no. Oh dear. Excuse me I have to go,” he told reporters, before hastily exiting the press conference while struggling to unlock his phone.


Despite there still being two instalments of the first season left, fans are already enthusiastic for more, with some, like Mr Abbott (57) of Sydney writing to say he’d be “perfectly happy to see a more or less like for like rehash of the events of the first season.”


Albanese has opened himself to finding inspiration in other very popular television series.


“Obviously I am a huge Game of Thrones fan,” he said. “Really love that red wedding. Perhaps my favourite wedding other than my own.


“There are just some very... interesting ideas in that series. Very interesting indeed.”





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