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Celeste Barber heads up Netflix’s new comedy-drama, Wellmania

Meet the full cast here.
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Netflix has revealed the first look of Celeste Barber as Liv Healy in Wellmania, its new Australian comedy-drama series coming soon to screens.

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The eight-part series is inspired by the book Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness by author and journalist Brigid Delaney, and co-created with Benjamin Law.

The story follows food writer and human tornado Liv, played by Celeste, as she has a major health crisis and is forced to rethink her ‘live fast die young’ attitude.

Throwing herself body-first into a wellness journey, she tries everything from the benign to the bizarre in an attempt to get well quick, and reclaim her old life.

Featuring a star-studded cast, the series will also see appearances from Miranda Otto, Leah Vandenberg, and Aden Young.

As for who will be joining Celeste on the main cast list, see them all below.

jj fong
JJ Fong. (Credit: Supplied)

JJ Fong

New Zealand actress and producer JJ Fong will take on the role of Amy Kwan, an investigative journalist and Liv’s best friend.

Fans will recognise JJ for her roles as Alice Lee in the hit NZ television programme Go Girls, Betty in Step Dave and Jessica in Flat3 and its subsequent spin-offs.

Genevieve Mooy
Genevieve Mooy. (Credit: Supplied)

Genevieve Mooy

Taking on the role of Liv’s mum in the new series is Genevieve Mooy, who will star as Lorraine Healy.

The Aussie actress has appeared in films such as The Dish, The Battle for Jericho and Escape from Pretoria. She was also a regular on the first two series of Frontline.

Lachlan Buchanan
Lachlan Buchanan. (Credit: Supplied)

Lachlan Buchanan

Lachlan Buchanan will be acting as Liv’s brother Gaz Healy in the upcoming Netflix series, with film credits such as Behaving Badly, Newcastle and Some Freaks.

He’s also known for his television work spread across Australia and the United States on shows such as Blue Water High, Home and Away, Working Class, Pretty Little Liars, Castle, and The Young and the Restless.

Remy Hii
Remy Hii. (Credit: Supplied)

Remy Hii

Remy Hii will bring to life the character Dalbert Tan, Gaz’s fiancé, in Wellmania. He has previously starred as Van Tuong Nguyen in Better Man, Hudson Walsh in Neighbours, and Prince Jingim in Marco Polo.

The actor also appeared in the Australian television crime drama Harrow, the series Sisters, romantic comedy film Crazy Rich Asians, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Alexander Hodge
Alexander Hodge. (Credit: Getty)

Alexander Hodge

Alexander Hodge will take on the role of Liv’s love interest, Isaac Huang, after previously starring as the love interest to Molly in Insecure.

He has also acted in Modern Family, High Maintenance, Law & Order, Tommy, and a supporting role in the Netflix movie, Resort to Love.

Simone Kessell
Simone Kessell. (Credit: Supplied)

Simone Kessell

Taking on the role of Helen King, Editor-in-Chief of The Sydney Standard in the series, Simone Kessell has also recently appeared in Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Night Agent.

Virginie Laverdure
Virginie Laverdure. (Credit: Supplied)

Virginie Laverdure

Virginie Laverdure will star as Liv’s New York editor, Valerie Jones, and the actress is best known for her work in La Brea, Wakefield and The Gloaming.

Johnny Carr
Johnny Carr. (Credit: Supplied)

Johnny Carr

Johnny Carr will take on the role of Amy’s husband, Doug Henderson, after appearing as Kevin ‘Simmo’ Fitzsimons in Five Bedrooms.

The actor is also recognised for his work in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and The Secret Daughter.

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