Sunday, 12 July, 2020

Doctor Foster Series 2: Everything you need to know!

BBC Drama Doctor Foster will be returning for series 2 very soon and here is everything you need to know!

In 2015, Doctor Foster stood out as one of the most talked about drama series of the year, with 10.1 million people tuning in for the tense finale.

Unsurprisingly, due to its impressive success, Doctor Foster will now be returning for a second series and the first episode will air on BBC One on Tuesday 5th September at 9pm.

This has been a highly awaited return, but lead actress Suranne Jones was slightly preoccupied by her pregnancy and the birth of her first child in March 2016.

The first series saw Suranne Jones’ character Gemma Foster- a GP who was in a happy marriage to property developer Simon- discover a blonde hair on Simon’s scarf, which lead to Foster unravelling a whole tangle of lies.

Foster discovers that Simon is having an affair with Kate, the daughter of one of her patients. And, to make it even more painful, Kate is carrying Simon’s child.

The couple have a young son together, Tom, and the series wonderfully portrayed the desperate love between mother and son, with Gemma fighting for custody of Tom.

Like many of the viewers, Jones was sceptical about a second series: “[It was] because my story had finished,”

“But then when they told me what they wanted to do with it, I felt that nothing had been done on television like it.”

Series 2 will pick up 2 years later after the dramatic events of the series 1 finale.

Jodie Comer, who plays Simon’s mistress spoke about Series 2: “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.”

Suranne Jones believes that the new series is a perfect representation of the effects of deceit and divorce on women.

“That had only just been touched on [in the first series] – so yeah, we start with the trauma and what happens in the period after,”

“It’s what happens to two people who essentially still hate each other that haven’t sorted out their issues, and have a child to look after in the meantime I think it’s really brave, different, and it certainly pushes the boundaries of family drama.”

Doctor Foster returns for a 5 part series on September 5th on BBC One at 9pm

Watch the trailer for series 2 below:


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