There’s nothing sweeter than revenge in the Lifetime limited series event, “Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned,” a gripping psychological drama about a doctor who suspects her husband is having an affair. The three, two-hour episodes will air across three consecutive Sundays, beginning April 10.
The series centers on Doctor Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones, “Scott & Bailey,” “Coronation Street”), a loving wife, mother and trusted doctor whose seemingly perfect world is shattered when she suspects her husband Simon (Bertie Carvel, “Les Miserables,” “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell”) is having an affair. As the lies and betrayal come to light, she finds herself behaving in ways she could never have imagined. Determined to find out the truth, she thrusts herself into an all-consuming investigation only to reveal a deceitful pack of secrets that slowly unravel her life and the lives of those around her.
The series, which garnered rave reviews from both audiences and critics, premiered last October in the UK as the highest rated new drama of 2015 with an average of 8.2 million total viewers.
“Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned” is produced by Drama Republic. Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett (“King Charles III”) is the creator and writer. Executive producers are Roanna Benn, Jude Liknaitzky, Mike Bartlett and Greg Brenman. Executive producer for the BBC is Matthew Read and directors are Tom Vaughan and Bruce Goodison. The deal was brokered by Caroline Stone, Vice President, Scripted Sales & Co-Productions for BBC Worldwide North America.