Will there be a Doctor Foster series three and when would the third season start on the BBC?

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DOCTOR Foster has had audiences gripped with its second series full of scandal and betrayal.

But will the show return for a third series? Here’s the lowdown…

 Suranne Jones stars in Doctor Foster

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Suranne Jones stars in Doctor Foster

Will Doctor Foster return for a third series and when?

It’s not yet confirmed if Doctor Foster will return for a third series but show writer Mike Bartlett has suggested that the second series could be the last.

Speaking to The Sun, Mike said: “No, I haven’t written a third series.

“The BBC has never ever put pressure on us to do more and it’s not that sort of show. You could see that at the end of series one. There was just as many people going, ‘Don’t do a series two’. It’s because people care and I love that.

“There’s a lot of trust that we’d only do more if there’s a story and a reason. So there’s no pressure to do more. We all just focus on the one we’re doing and that’s a massive amount of work for everybody.”

What’s Suranne Jones said about returning to Doctor Foster?

Having won universal praise for her role as Doctor Foster, Suranne Jones has said she might not be returning to the role for at least two years.

She said: “Tuesday could end this thing totally.

“I’m busy in a play next year and then I go off with Sally Wainwright to the Yorkshire Moors for Gentleman Jack. I’m not available until January 2019.”

However, there was a two year gap between the first and second series so while it’s likely there will be a long wait, we might get a third series.

 Doctor Foster first aired in 2017

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Doctor Foster first aired in 2017

Who is in the cast of Doctor Foster?

The Doctor Foster cast for series two includes a number of familiar faces.

Ex-Coronation Street star Suranne Jones plays the lead role of Dr Gemma Foster in the mystery-drama series, while Bertie Carvel is the doctor’s husband Simon.

Suranne’s performance last year was hailed by critics are earned her multiple nominations at the National Television Awards.

The 38-year-old won Best Actress at the British Academy Television Awards 2015, Royal Television Society Awards 2015, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2015 and Drama Performance at the National Television Awards 2015.

Babylon actor Bertie Carvel will be resuming his role as love rat husband Simon Foster.

Thirteen actress Jodie Comer is also returning to the cast, playing Bertie’s onscreen lover Kate Parks.

What’s happened so far?

Suranne’s character had a rough time in the first series as she became suspicious that her husband and father of her son Simon was having an affair.

Dr Foster’s fears are confirmed and she finds out Simon has been sleeping with a much younger woman called Kate and is devastated when she realises it had been going on for two years.

And to make matters worse, the young woman, who is also one of Gemma’s patients at her GP practice, fell pregnant with Simon’s child.

Viewers are forced to watch Dr Foster tell Kate the news about the baby and see her plot revenge for her husband and his mistress.

After a violent confrontation over a dinner with Kate’s parents, Simon and his pregnant lover escape away while Gemma successfully won custody of her son Tom.

The series came to a dramatic end, with Simon threatening to kill himself and leaving some viewers confused.

Gemma and Simon discuss what to do with son Tom on Doctor Foster

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