Doctor Foster will return for a second series

Suranne Jones' scorned GP Gemma will be back on TV screens to explore life after divorce and revenge, the BBC confirms

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The nation cheered, gasped and applauded its way through the first series so it’s no great surprise that the BBC have given their superb drama Doctor Foster a second run.

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The gripping thriller – which saw Suranne Jones’ eponymous Dr Gemma Foster discover that her husband (Bertie Carvel) was having an affair with a friend’s daughter (Jodie Comer), that everyone but her seemed to know about – had audiences glued to their TV screens, with even the cast of Gogglebox aghast at the new revelations each episode brought.

And just when we thought it was all wrapped up, the BBC has announced that the show  – written and directed by Mike Bartlett – will definitely be back on our TV screens with Jones front and centre once again.

“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.” said Jones. “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!”

Bartlett added: “I’ve been astounded by the response to Doctor Foster. So I’m thrilled that alongside Drama Republic and the phenomenal Suranne Jones, we’re now going to tell the next chapter in Gemma’s story.

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“Her 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.”