Suranne Jones to reprise ratings-winning role
BBC One has commissioned a second series of Doctor Foster starring Suranne Jones.
Produced by Drama Republic and written and created by Mike Bartlett, the story focused on local G.P. Gemma Foster’s (Jones) discovery that her husband Simon (played by Bertie Carvel) had been having an affair with a younger women (Jodie Comer) for the past two years, and her subsequent plan of revenge.
The re-commission follows the ratings-winning finale, that attracted this year’s highest consolidated audience of 10.1m viewers for a BBC drama.
Mike Bartlett, says: “I’ve been astounded by the response to Doctor Foster. So I’m thrilled that alongside Drama Republic and the phenomenal Suranne Jones, we’re now going to tell the next chapter in Gemma’s story. Her life in Parminster may look better on the surface, but as she will discover to her cost, every action has its consequences eventually. No one comes through hell unscathed.”
Suranne Jones adds: “After discussions with Drama Republic and the wonderful Mike Bartlett I am thrilled to announce we will all be reunited to tell Gemma’s next chapter, and I can’t wait for the audience who invested in these characters to find out what explosive twists and turns Mike has in store. Now we can look into what happens to a woman after divorce, when deceit and revenge have taken their toll. What a gift of a part and a dream to work with Mike again!”
Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, says: “I am delighted to announce that there will be a second series of Doctor Foster. Mike has not finished telling the story of Gemma and Simon and there will be many more surprises to come in the next chapter of this powerful drama.”