We are on the countdown!
Suranne Jones is reprising her role as scorned wife Gemma Foster for the new series of Doctor Foster. And we couldn’t be more excited about one of our favourite actress’s returning to the BBC screen later this year.
Following Gemma’s journey two years on from the devastating news of her husband’s affair, the next instalment of the nail biting drama centres on younger mistress Kate – played by Jodie Comer.
She told Digital Spy:
“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.”
The black and white teaser for series 2 shows a worried looking Gemma pouring over a handwritten note. Could this be from estranged on-screen husband Bertie Carvel?
Award-winning writer Mike Barlett will be back to “tell the next exhilarating chapter”, deftly creating the plot twists and turns that make Doctor Foster so gripping.
Suranne recently said of the new series:
“Now we get to look at what actually happens when two [divorced] people have to live with each other. And parent a child and it’s messy.
“When I first read it – I didn’t know whether it should be a series two.
“But Mike [Bartlett] always wanted to write the aftermath of a divorce, which I think is never shown on TV in drama because people break up, have a divorce and that’s’ the end of the show.”
With such an amazing crop of talent, it was was surprising to hear that the award-winning actress “had to be convinced” to sign up for series 2. But she revealed just what it was that clinched the deal for her. Speaking to Digital Spy she said:
“It was because my story had finished,” she explained.
“But then when they told me what they wanted to do with it, I felt that nothing had been done on television like it.”
We can’t wait!
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