Netflix ANZ has just announced a new comedy drama, ‘Wellmania’, starring Aussie actor and comedian Celeste Barber, who will also executive produce the series.
As reported by IF Magazine, the eight-episode series is inspired by Australian author, Brigid Delaney’s book, ‘Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness’, and is co-created by Benjamin Law (‘The Family Law’, ‘New Gold Mountain’).
The story follows human tornado Liz as she is forced to rethink her ‘live fast die young’ attitude following a major health crisis. Throwing herself body-first into a wellness journey, she tries everything from the benign to the bizarre in an attempt to get well quickly, and reclaim her old life.
Barber said of the project –
“We’ve been working on it for a while and I’ve been busting to tell everyone about it. I’m drawn to projects that centre around interesting, dynamic and complex lead female characters and that’s exactly what ‘Wellmania’ is.
“I’m stoked to be working with Netflix and tell this Australian story to an international audience, and to also be an executive producer so I can boss people around.”
We’re so excited that the series is to be filmed in Sydney next year, definitely more to come on this one…