The series is based on Brigid Delaney’s novel “Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness,” according to Deadline. Barber will also act as executive producer on the Netflix series, which has been given an eight-episode order. Delaney and Benjamin Law of “The Family Law” co-created “Wellmania.” “When Liv (Barber), a human tornado, experiences a significant health issue, she is forced to reconsider her ‘live fast die young’ mentality. “Throwing herself body first into a wellness journey, she tries everything from the innocuous to the odd in an attempt to get well quickly and restore her previous life,”. The show is produced by Fremantle Australia. The major photography will take place in Sydney, Australia’s Gadigal Country, Eora Nation.
“I’m so excited about this project, the whole team is awesome. 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 center 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,” Barber said. This will be the actor-comedienne’s second collaboration with Netflix after the animated feature ”Back to the Outback”, in which she voiced the character of Kayla the koala.