BBC One is to air a second series of Doctor Foster.
“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!” – Suranne Jones
The first series followed Doctor Gemma Foster who suspects her husband of having an affair and sets out to uncover the truth. The finale was the highest-rating BBC drama episode this year after Call The Midwife. The BBC One drama, produced by Drama Republic, attracted an average consolidated weekly audience of 8.2m, the highest rating for any new TV drama this year.
Earlier this week it was announced that Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp have begun filming a three part special of Scott & Bailey for ITV. The actresses return to their roles of super cool Scott and her hotheaded partner DS Bailey; the crime-fighting partnership forged over four previous series following the drama’s successful critical and ratings launch on ITV in 2011.