Netflix is teaming up with Australian comedian and actress Celeste Barber to develop a new drama series called wellmania about a woman who is forced to change her way of life to improve her health and embark on a journey of wellness. Coming to Netflix in March 2023, here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming comedy series.
from netflix wellmania is inspired by brigid delaneythe novel Wellmania: misadventures in the search for well-being and is co-created and produced by Delaney herself with benjamin law (Family Law). Belinda Rey (The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting) and Law are co-executive producers and will also head the writing team.
Romina Accurso (Heights, worksheet) will serve as screenwriter and screenwriter, and Nick Coyle (Sarah’s channel) and Amy Stewart (hardball, the heights) will serve as writers.
Star Celeste Barber commented on the project:
“I am very excited about this project, the whole team is amazing. We’ve been working on it for a while and I’ve been dying to tell everyone. I’m drawn to projects that focus on interesting, dynamic and complex female lead characters and that’s exactly what Wellmania is. I’m excited to work with Netflix and tell this Australian story to an international audience, and also executive produce so I can command people.»
Barber executive produces with Chris Oliver-Taylor and Warren Clarke for Fremantle Australia, with Bree-Anne Sykes producing. Clarke added to the other statements:
“Working with Celeste Barber and Netflix is a dream come true for all of us in Fremantle Australia. We can’t wait to see the impact this series has in Australia and around the world.»
What is the Netflix release date? wellmania?
Thanks to the release of the official trailer, we can now confirm that Wellmania will premiere on Netflix on Friday, March 31, 2023.
What is the plot of wellmania?
Here’s the Netflix story logline wellmania as seen on Deadline:
When human tornado Liv (Barber) has a major health crisis, she is forced to reconsider her ‘live fast, die young’ attitude. Throwing her body first on a wellness journey, she tries everything from the benign to the bizarre in an attempt to quickly recover and recapture her old life.
The book received rave reviews for shining a light on the often controversial wellness treatments run by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, who is offered a platform by Netflix with their show Goop’s Lab!.
who is cast in wellmania?
In December 2021, Celeste Barber was the first cast member announced for wellmania. Barber’s filmography includes Back the Outback, The Letdown, How not to behave and more.
Que Minh Luu, director of content for Netflix in Australia and New Zealand, had this to say about Barber’s casting:
“Celeste embodies exactly what Netflix ANZ strives to achieve: sparking global love for being our quintessentially fun Aussie selves. The search for well-being and meaning is a fundamentally human drive, and in a post-pandemic world this search has more weight for us than ever. Having an artist with Celeste’s warmth and comedic flair guide us through the extremes, triumphs, and revelations of self-improvement and understanding is an absolute delight, and we know our members will love it.»
In March 2022, Netflix announced the expanded cast for the series.
According to the blog post:
- JJ Fong (Dairy) as an investigative journalist and Liv’s best friend, Amy Kwan.
- genevieve mooy (The plate) as Liv’s mother, Lorraine Healy.
- lachlan buchanan (station 19) as Liv’s brother, Gaz Healy.
- hello remy (Spider-Man: Far From Home) as Gaz’s fiancé, Dalbert Tan.
- Alexander Hodge (Insecure, resort to love) as Liv’s love interest, Isaac Huang.
- Simone Kessel (Obi Wan Kenobi, the agent of the night) as Helen King, editor-in-chief of The Sydney standard.
- Virginia Laverdura (the pitch) as Liv’s New York editor, Valerie Jones.
- Johnny Carr (Five rooms) as Amy’s husband, Doug Henderson.
- miranda otto (Unusual Suspects, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
- Leah Vandenberg (out here out west, The hunt)
- aden young (Rectify).
What is the production status of wellmania?
Production took place entirely in Gadigal Country, Eora Nation in Sydney, Australia, according to weekly production.
Filming took place in early 2022.
How many episodes will there be in wellmania?
from netflix wellmania It has been confirmed to consist of eight episodes, each half an hour long.
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