Remember Belle Gibson, the wellness influencer who used a fake cancer diagnosis to gain engagement? Well, her truly baffling story is being used as the basis for Netflix’s limited series Apple Cider Vinegar.
Get ready to dive into the captivating series that takes inspiration from the incredible true story of Gibson. With a massive social media following, she claimed to defy all odds by triumphing over terminal brain cancer using nothing but the power of healthy eating and wellness remedies.
Here’s everything we know so far!
The official Synopsis
Apple Cider Vinegar takes place at the birth of social media and follows two young women – Belle and Milla – who set out to cure their life-threatening illnesses through health and wellness, motivating their growing online communities along the way. All of which would be inspiring if it were true.
According to executive producers Liz Watts and Louise Gough, creator “Samantha Strauss has created a series that is searing in its comment but entertaining at its very core. It’s complex, it’s got bounce and it’s got bite, and we love it.” Sounds awesome!
If you’re wondering who Strauss is, she is an award-winning Australian writer (Nine Perfect Strangers), who is scripting the show with Anya Beyersdorf and Angela Betzien.
Who is in the cast?
On December 14, Netflix unveiled the all-star cast which includes TV Week Gold Logie nominee Mark Coles Smith, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart‘s Alycia Debnam-Carey and The Bold Type star Aisha Dee.
Joining them are Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick, Unbelievable), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart) and Ashley Zukerman (Succession).
When will Apple Cider Vinegar be released?
Given that the series hasn’t started filming yet, we don’t have a release date just yet, but we’re betting on mid-2024.
What we do know, is that the limited series will be shot on location in Melbourne, Australia.
Is there a trailer or first-look images?
Not yet! But we’ll update you as soon as we get them!