Doctor Foster, the show that hit K-drama The World of The Married was based on, is getting remade for the Filipino audience by ABS-CBN.
Written and created by Mike Bartlett, the BBC Studios show tells the story of Gemma Foster, a doctor whose life takes a drastic turn when she suspects her husband of having an affair. It ran for two seasons, until 2017.
It has been adapted for audiences all over the world, from South Korea, France, Russia, Turkey, and India. The South Korean adaptation in particular became a hit with Filipino audiences and was broadcast by ABS-CBN in June 2020.
The upcoming Philippine adaptation is set to go into production later in 2021, though a cast has yet to be announced. ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, chief of broadcast Cory Vidanes, and entertainment production head Laurenti Dyogi will be executive producing the show, along with Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal.
Vidanes expressed her gratitude to BBC Studios for trusting them with the show.
“It is a privilege for us to be able to produce this highly engaging and relatable story for the Filipino audience. A scorned woman’s strength is real as she fights to stay whole when the marriage and family she values most is falling apart. True to our commitment to serve the Filipino, we are excited to create our own retelling of this beautiful story, to see the characters come alive with unique Filipino elements that will definitely excite our audiences,” she said.
Meanwhile, BBC Studios senior vice president for format sales André Renaud said “It truly is an honor 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.” – Rappler.com