Celeste Barber To Headline Australian Dramedy Series ‘Wellmania’ At Netflix – Deadline

Australian comedian Celeste Barber returns to her acting roots, making her first starring appearance wilmania, a new eight-episode comedy-drama series. Barber will also serve as executive producer on the series based on Brigid Delaney’s novel Wellmania: Misfortunes in the Search for Wellness. half an hour wilmania Produced by Fremantle Australia with principal photography in Gadigal Country, Eora Nation in Sydney, Australia.

Created by Delaney and Benjamin Law (family law), in a wilmania, When Hurricane Human Liv (Barber) suffers a major health crisis, she is forced to rethink her “live fast die young” attitude. Throwing herself body first on her wellness journey, she tries everything from cute to weird in an effort to get up to speed and get her old life back.

“Celeste embodies exactly what Netflix ANZ is striving for – to spark universal love for being Australian and fundamentally funny,” said Que Minh Luu, Netflix Director of Content in Australia and New Zealand. “The search for wellness and meaning is fundamentally human motivation, and in a post-pandemic world, that quest carries more weight than ever before. Having an artist with the warmth and comedic talent of Celeste guide us through the extremes, triumphs and revelations of self-improvement and understanding is an absolute pleasure, and we know that our members will love.”

wilmania It will be Barber’s second role on Netflix, after voicing the character of Kayla the koala in the animated feature Back to the outback.

“I am very excited about this project, the whole team is fantastic,” Barber said. “We’ve been working on it for a while and I’ve been failing to tell everyone about it. I’ve been drawn to projects that are centered around exciting, dynamic and complex female lead characters and that’s exactly what’s going on. wilmania is being. I’m excited to be working with Netflix and telling this Australian story to an international audience, and also to be an executive producer so I can manage the people around me.”

Barber CEO produces with Chris Oliver-Taylor and Warren Clarke for Fremantle Australia, with Bree-Anne Sykes serving as producer. Belinda King (The Chic Guy’s Guide to Knife Fighting) and Law are co-executive producers, and will also lead the writing team. Romina Accorso (heights, spreadsheet(as producer, screenwriter, and Nick Coyle)Sarah’s channeland Amy StewartHardpool, HighlandsIt will be like a book.

Clarke added, “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 of this series in Australia, and around the world.”

Barber has a solid 8.5 million followers on Instagram where she makes fun of celebrities and some of the silly things they posted.

On TV, Barber previously appeared as Paramedic Matthews in All Saints She is known for her roles in Right office And How not to behave.

Barber sold a number of backup tours throughout the United States and Australia. Pre-pandemic, her first special stand, challenge accepted , Aired on Showtime. Barber is represented by Underground, Lisa Mann Creative Management in Australia, and The Nord Group.

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