Wellmania will not be returning for a second season. Netflix has cancelled the Australian comedy-drama series, according to the star of the series, Celeste Barber. She revealed the news in a video shared on her Instagram account.
Also starring JJ Fong, Johnny Carr, Lachlan Buchanan, Remy Hii, Genevieve Mooy, and Alexander Hodge, the series is based on the Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness book. Bridgit Delaney wrote the book and co-created the series with Benjamin Law. The series tells the story of Liv (Barber) as she abandons her “live fast, die young” philosophy following a major health scare and the cancellation of a dream job in the United States.
Barber said the following about the show’s cancellation, per TV Line:
“I just wanted to check in and give you a little update to let you know that Wellmania will not be renewed for another season. I understand that in the grand scheme of things, with what is going on in the world at the moment, who f–king cares? But a lot of you do care. A lot of you are still asking me about it. We found out yesterday that it’s not going to be renewed. Netflix says it’s something about numbers. Sure. I thought it smashed it, but I don’t understand how it works.
[Thank you] for the love and support around the show. I’m bummed that I can no longer explore that excellent character of Liv Healy, and I know a lot of you have said to me that you saw yourselves in that character and wanted to see more of her. But this industry is kind of bulls–t.”
What do you think? Did you watch Wellmania on Netflix? Were you hoping for a second season?