Netflix’s ‘Wellmania’ Series: Everything We Know So Far

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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 wellness journey.

from netflix wellmania is inspired by Brigid Delaneythe novel Wellmania: misadventures in the pursuit of wellness and is co-created and produced by Delaney herself with benjamin law (family law). Belinda King (The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting) and Law are co-executive producers and will also lead the writing team.

Romina Accurso (heights spreadsheet) will act as writer and screenwriter, and Nick Coyle (Sarah’s channel) and Amy Stewart (hardball, heights) will serve as writers.

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Author Brigid Delaney

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 about it. I’m drawn to projects that focus on interesting, dynamic and complex lead female characters and that’s exactly what Wellmania is. I’m excited to be working with Netflix and telling this Australian story to an international audience, and also being an executive producer so I can push people.”

Barber is an executive producer 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 at Fremantle Australia. We can’t wait to see the impact this series has in Australia and around the world.”

what is the plot of wellmania?


Here is the logline of Netflix history wellmania as seen in Term:

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 trip, she tries everything from the benign to the bizarre in an attempt to quickly recover and reclaim her old life.

The book received rave reviews for shedding light on often controversial wellness treatments spearheaded by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, who is offered a platform by Netflix with her show. Goop’s lab!.

who’s cast in wellmania?

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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.

That Minh Luu, Netflix Australia and New Zealand Chief Content Officer, had this to say about Barber’s casting:

“Celeste embodies exactly what Netflix ANZ is striving for: sparking global love for being our quintessentially Aussie, fun selves. The search for well-being and meaning is a fundamentally human drive, and in a post-pandemic world this search carries more weight with us than ever. Having an artist with Celeste’s warmth and comedic talent guide us through the extremes, triumphs, and revelations of self-improvement and understanding is an absolute joy, and we know our members will love it.”

In March 2022, Netflix announced the expanded cast of 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 bedrooms) 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 Production Weekly.

Filming took place in early 2022.

wellmania netflix first look

First behind-the-scenes look at Wellmania on Netflix

How many episodes will there be? wellmania?

from netflix wellmania It has been confirmed to consist of eight episodes, each half an hour long.

What is the Netflix release date? wellmania?

Netflix has not announced any release date for wellmania officially, although we can exclusively report that Netflix is ​​looking to release the series in its entirety on January 15, 2023.

This is corroborated by the fact that Brigid Delaney’s book is also scheduled for a January 2023 release. According to a BookBrunch paywall, the book “will be published in paperback and electronically in January 2023 to coincide with the Netflix series of the same name.

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