Suranne Jones talks about Doctor Foster series 3

Following her success at the National Television Awards Suranne Jones, the show’s star, had a few thoughts about the prospects for the show’s third season. 

By pretty much every metric, the second season of BBC drama Doctor Foster can be considered a success. The cherry was put on top of that particular cake this week when it’s lead picked up a Best Drama Performance gong at the NTAs, after which she took a little time to chat with The Radio Times to talk about he future of the show.

The main upshot of the interview was Jones insisting that series three of the show is “on hold” for a while, due to the busy schedules of all involved.

The star insists she is booked up with work until at least the end of 2018. Soon, she will be starring alongside Stephen Graham and Jason Flemyng in Save Me, which is pencilled in to start on the BBC in February. She is due to play Miss Pinkerton in ITV’s upcoming adaptation of Vanity Fair alongside Olivia Cooke, and will be starring in another drama period drama – the eight-part Gentlemen Jack – by Happy Valley/Last Tango In Halifax writer Sally Wainwright for the BBC.

Doctor Foster’s writer, Mike Bartlett has also been busy, with his new ITV Drama Trauma due to begin soon.

Jones seems keen to reprise the role, however, and has thoughts on what she’d like to see from a new run of the show. Chief among these is for Gemma Foster to reunite with her now-estranged son, Tom, after he left home at the end of series 2.

“I think it would be nice if they rectified their relationship,” she told Radio Times. “I don’t know what her and [screen husband] Simon’s relationship would be, but it would be nice for her and Tom to rectify that.”

You can read more about Vanity Fair and Trauma in our guide to ITV Drama in 2018.