ABS-CBN to adapt BBC's "Doctor Foster"

Heidi Hsia
·1-min read

14 Apr – After the success of the Korean adaptation, it was revealed that ABS-CBN will be adapting BBC's award-winning drama, "Doctor Foster" into a Filipino series.

The news was announced by both BBC and ABS-CBN on 13 April, stating that they have entered into an agreement that will see the gripping psychological drama written by Mike Bartlett remade for the Filipino audience.

André Renaud, SVP Format Sales for BBC Studios, stated, "It truly is an honour to know that "Doctor Foster" will be coming to life in the Philippines under the extraordinary creative team at ABS-CBN Entertainment."

"I know that they will not only craft a unique and special story, but that they will capture the complex struggle of modern relationships from the perspective of the strong female character that sits at the heart of this series. I am confident this will be a hit among the Filipino audiences," he added.

Filipino audiences can look forward to the adaptation of 'Doctor Foster' into a Filipino series
Filipino audiences can look forward to the adaptation of 'Doctor Foster' into a Filipino series

ABS-CBN is the sixth international market to license the said series about a doctor's life imploding following her husband's affair with another woman, after it was bought by South Korea, France, Russia, Turkey, and India.

The Korean version of the said drama, titled "The World of the Married" became a big hit when it aired last year in the Philippines. The series stars Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon and Han So-hee.

It became the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, with Kim winning Best Actress at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards.

The original "Doctor Foster" series stars Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel and Jodie Comer.

The original 'Doctor Foster' series was released in 2015
The original 'Doctor Foster' series was released in 2015

(Photo Source: ABS-CBN, BBC)