Doctor Foster creator says he won't rule out a third series of the hit show and said he will 'know' when the right time is (but it might be in 60 years)

  • Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett has given update on hotly-anticipated season
  • He revealed that he's 'really proud' of the show's ending of season two in 2017 
  • Says he's waiting for 'right story at the right time' before he starts work on show

The creator of the hit BBC One drama 'Doctor Foster' has given a highly-anticipated update on the whereabouts of the third season. 

The last series of the show, which stars Suranne Jones and Jodie Comer, aired in 2017, leaving fans desperate to know the future of the titular Dr Gemma Foster.  

Now,  writer Mike Bartlett, 39, from Oxford, has revealed that the much-loved drama 'could not come back' as he was 'really proud' of where the show ended two-years ago. 

However the creator did offer a glimpse of hope, as he teased he was waiting for 'right story at the right time' before he starts work on show - and joked that the programme could return in '60-years.' 

The creator of the hit BBC One drama 'Doctor Foster', starring Suranne Jones (pictured),  has given a highly-anticipated update on the whereabouts of the third season

The creator of the hit BBC One drama 'Doctor Foster', starring Suranne Jones (pictured),  has given a highly-anticipated update on the whereabouts of the third season

The five-part series follows Suranne's Dr. Gemma, whose life begins to unravel when she begins to suspect her husband Simon, Bertie Carvel (pictured right) , is having an affair

The five-part series follows Suranne's Dr. Gemma, whose life begins to unravel when she begins to suspect her husband Simon, Bertie Carvel (pictured right) , is having an affair

Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: 'At the end of two, I'm really proud of where I left it. I think that's right, the right ending. And I like that it's got a sort of "what might happen. 

'But I don't yet know exactly... what I wonder is whether it needs a bit of time now. I just think I'll know, the right story at the right time. 

'It could not come back. But we might come back in 60 years.' 

The five-part series follows Suranne's Dr. Gemma, whose life begins to unravel when she begins to suspect her husband Simon, (Bertie Carvel), is having an affair with 23-year-old university student Kate (Comer). 

After her suspicions are confirmed by a phone revealing her husband's double life, Gemma's life is thrown into turmoil when her husband lies about the affair, and she discovers later, their financial situation. 

The protagonist soon discovers the other woman is 23-year-old university student , played by Kate Comer (pictured)

The protagonist soon discovers the other woman is 23-year-old university student , played by Kate Comer (pictured) 

The season ended with Gemma and Simon's son Tom running away from home after growing weary of his parents' never-ending arguments

The season ended with Gemma and Simon's son Tom running away from home after growing weary of his parents' never-ending arguments

Heartbroken, Gemma begins to plot an escape from the marriage, and eventually comes to ahead with her husband and his mistress at a dinner party held by Kate's family. 

In the second series of the show - life appears better on the surface for Gemma, until her husband returns to town with his new wife, who has a newborn baby by her ex-husband. 

The season ended with Gemma and Simon's son Tom running away from home after growing weary of his parents'  never-ending arguments. 

The ratings-winning thriller captivated viewers around the world and won various accolades

The ratings-winning thriller captivated viewers around the world and won various accolades 

The ratings-winning thriller captivated viewers around the world, and in 2017, Mike confessed that the inspiration for the story has origins in 2,500-year-old Greek myth Medea, about a hate-filled wife enraged by her husband's infidelity. 

He said: 'In the original pitch, I never actually said "We’re going to do Medea at 9pm on BBC1 because it probably wouldn’t have gone down very well.” But that idea was always behind it.'

Alongside Greek mythology, Bartlett says a good old fashioned Western also offered influence to the plot.

'I was thinking of a western: Gemma and Simon facing off at high noon in the main street of a town that isn’t big enough for both of them.'

Doctor Foster creator gives update on highly-anticipated third series

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