Filming underway on Wellmania for Netflix

First look at Celeste Barber comedy, now shooting in Sydney.

Filming is underway in Sydney on new Netflix comedy drama series Wellmania, starring Celeste Barber.

The 8 x 30min comedy drama is inspired by the book Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness by Brigid Delaney, co-created with Benjamin Law.

The cast includes JJ Fong (Creamerie) as investigative journalist and Liv’s best friend Amy Kwan; Genevieve Mooy (The Dish) as Liv’s mum, Lorraine Healy; Lachlan Buchanan (Station 19) as Liv’s brother, Gaz Healy; Remy Hii (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 Kessell (Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Night Agent) as Helen King, Editor-in-Chief of The Sydney Standard; Virginie Laverdure (La Brea) as Liv’s New York editor, Valerie Jones; and Johnny Carr (Five Bedrooms) as Amy’s husband, Doug Henderson.

The series will feature Miranda Otto (The Unusual Suspects, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Leah Vandenberg (Here Out West, The Hunting) and Aden Young (Rectify).

An airdate is yet to be announced.

Erin White (Under the Vines, Doctor Doctor) will direct Episodes 1-4 and Helena Brooks (The Gulf, Drunk History: Australia) will direct Episodes 5-8. They are joined on set by Director of Photography Dan Freene ACS (Wasted on the Young), Production Designer Roslyn Durnford (The Letdown), Costume Designer Gypsy Taylor (Poker Face) and Hair and Makeup Designer Jennifer Lamphee (Secret City). The series is cast by Marianne Jade of Maura Fay Casting.

Produced by Fremantle Australia, Celeste Barber and Warren Clarke (The Heights) are Wellmania’s Executive Producers. Bree-Anne Sykes (Here Out West) will serve as Producer. Benjamin Law (The Family Law) and Belinda King (Cleopatra in Space) are co-Executive Producers. Romina Accurso (Class of ‘07) is Script Producer and writer, Rachel Laverty (Home and Away) is Script Editor and writer, and Nick Coyle (Sarah’s Channel) and Amy Stewart (Hardball) will serve as writers.

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