Doctor Foster returning for second series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 November 2015
Suranne Jones as Dr. Foster

Suranne Jones as Dr. Foster

'Doctor Foster' is set to return for a second series with Suranne Jones reprising the role of Dr. Gemma Foster, who discovered her husband had been having an affair for two years in the first instalment

'Doctor Foster' is to return for a second series.

BBC One has announced Suranne Jones will be reprising the role of Dr. Gemma Foster as they've decided to commission the Drama Republic production for a second series following the huge success of the first instalment, which saw Gemma come to terms with her husband's infidelity.

Suranne said: "After discussions with Drama Republic and the wonderful [writer and creator] 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!"

The epic conclusion to the first series saw Gemma finally confess she knew all about her husband Simon's (Bertie Carvel) two-year affair with Kate, who was pregnant with his child, and keep her home and son after demanding a divorce.

Speaking about his excitement for the next series, Mike shared: "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."

Drama Republic's executive producer Roanna Benn added that the second instalment will also leave people questioning their moral values.

She said: "We are so happy to have the opportunity to bring this extraordinary team together again to continue Gemma's story. Mike is keen to keep interrogating what is the right and wrong way to behave in the most surprising and exhilarating way possible, and the BBC have given us their full support which is fantastic."

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