What can we expect from series 2 of Doctor Foster?
Doctor Foster was such a triumph last year that the BBC are bringing the drama back for a second series, picking up two years after the first series ended.
Critics sang its praises and the show received multiple nominations at the National Television Awards. With pretty incredible ratings – a massive 10.1 million tuned in for the explosive finale – series two has some seriously big shoes to fill.
However, many fans are wondering how exactly the BBC drama plans on continuing a storyline after what was a rather finite ending in the first series.
Well here’s a little look at what you can expect…
You’ll be pleased to hear that “most of the original cast”, including Suranne Jones, Jodie Comer, Neil Stuke and Sara Stewart, will be making a return. The series will also be sticking to its original five episode format, and script writer Mike Barlett and Sherlock director Jeremy Lovering will still be working their magic behind the scenes.
Jones revealed: “It’s not going to be a whole new ball game.
“It’s a continuation of Gemma and Simon’s story, but it’s a different stage in their life…”
That’s right, we will be picking up with main character Gemma Foster two whole years after the events of the first series.
Jodie Comer, who plays Kate, also talked about the new season to Digital Spy, admitting that the time jump will give Doctor Foster “a definite shift in energy”.
She said: “The amazing thing about series one was the build-up.
“It was such a build-up to that final episode, but that’s happened now and the story’s moved on.
“People have changed, time has passed – we pick up the series two years later on.”
For those of you who need catching up on Doctor Foster so far, the story follows the happily married GP and mother, Gemma Foster. Her life takes a turn, however, when she discovers a blonde hair on her husband Simon’s scarf. Gemma finally begins to unravel the truth, revealing Simon’s secret affair with Kate Parks, the daughter of one of her patients. And not only that, Kate is carrying his child.
Whereas the first series followed Gemma as she exposed her husband’s affair, the second instalment promises to pay more focus to Simon’s secret lover, Kate.
Comer explained how series two will reveal more about “the other woman”:
“On a personal level, what’s exciting for me is people will actually get to know Kate as a person. She is just known as ‘the other woman’ – so I think it’s quite cool to come back and hopefully maybe give people a different perspective.”
Could an insight into ‘the other woman’s’ life change the viewer’s opinion entirely? Will the sleazy Simon finally get his comeuppance?
One thing’s for sure, we can’t wait to find out.
Doctor Foster will return to BBC One in 2017.