Revealed! What to expect in Doctor Foster series 2

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We unveil what we know so far about the much-anticipated second season of the BBC1 thriller starring Suranne Jones

Doctor Foster – The story so far...

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen series one, stop reading now!

The BBC1 thriller was a hit when it screened in September 2015, with viewers gripped as they followed Suranne Jones’s character, GP Gemma Foster, as she discovered her husband Simon (Bertie Carvel) was having an affair with younger woman Kate (Jodie Comer).

More than 10 million of us watched the tense finale to see Gemma confront Simon and Kate at the most awkward dinner party in TV history, and the drama ended with Simon and his pregnant mistress leaving town together.

Series two was quickly given the go-ahead, but filming was put on hold until last autumn as Suranne welcomed her first child in March.

Who’s back?  

Suranne, of course, returns as scorned Gemma, along with Bertie and Jodie. Neil Stuke and Sara Stewart reprise their roles as Kate’s parents Chris and Susie.

"I’m thrilled 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 the explosive twists and turns writer Mike Bartlett has in store," says Suranne.

Gemma’s out for revenge

The second series again comprises five episodes and, while exact plot details are a closely guarded secret, we do know that the action will pick up two years on and time definitely hasn’t healed old wounds.

"Now we can look into what happens to a woman after divorce, deceit and revenge has taken their toll…" hints Suranne.

Meanwhile, writer Mike Bartlett teases that the new series will explore the far-reaching effects of Simon’s infidelity and Gemma’s hate-fuelled revenge.

"Gemma’s 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," he said.

Expect more Kate

Jodie tells us that she’s looking forward to viewers finding out more about ‘other woman’ Kate this time. "The thing I’m most excited about is that I feel the audience will get to see more from Kate’s perspective," said Jodie. "She was judged a lot, which is very fair, but this season may give a different side to her."

So, when’s it on?

The BBC released a teaser trailer for Doctor Foster last year to stoke the fire, and sources say it will be screening later this year. Watch this space!