Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel open up about returning for the second series of Doctor Foster
Doctor Foster, the hit TV drama starring Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel, returns to TV screens next month for a second series.
The drama, which followed GP Gemma Foster as her life begins to unravel when she suspects her husband Simon of having an affair, airs its second season at the start of September.
Speaking to hmv.com about why they decided to come back, Jones and Carvel said that they had different motivations for returning for a second run.
Carvel said: “It did seem obvious to me (that there would be a second series), mostly because it was so successful, way above and beyond anyone’s expectations, including mine, it really felt like it lit the blue touchpaper and the scale of reaction was huge, I felt like it touched a nerve naturally, it’s a real psychological thriller.”
Suranne Jones added: “I really wasn’t sure about doing the second one, but I thought it was worth a conversation with Mike (Bartlett, writer), so he sat down with me and my agent and the executives and they explained to us what they wanted to do. They sold the premise that we’ve never really seen a couple going through a divorce who still have to look after a child and we came to the conclusion that we hadn’t."
She continued: "You normally get affairs and reveals, the explosive stuff, you don’t get the tightly coiled aftermath of two people who hate each other, but have to see each other all the time.”
The full interview with Jones and Carvel will be published on hmv.com next week.