After a first broadcast in 2017 on D8, “Docteur Foster”, adapted in France under the title “Infidèle” with Claire Keim, is now available on the SALTO platform from May 14th. An English series not to be missed!
What is it about ?
Everyone in the village trusts Doctor Gemma Foster. But the perfect 40s life is about to explode when she learns that her husband has been having an affair with a young woman for several months. Then begins for her a real descent into hell that will take her very far …
Doctor Foster, created by Mike Bartlett
With Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Jodie Comer…
From May 14 on SALTO
Why you shouldn’t miss it
As the name does not indicate, this is absolutely not a medical series. Admittedly, the heroine is a doctor, but her profession is ultimately of little importance. The subject of respect for ethics is however approached subtly. So don’t see it as a new Doc Martin for example. No police intrigue either. The show would not be so dark and desperate, we could speak of a breath of fresh air.
Treating adultery in the form of a thriller is the daring 2-season gamble of Doctor foster, who never ceases to amaze as the heroine goes so far as everything collapses around her. The human drama, which could seem banal, already treated in the excellent The Affair for example, gives way to a thirst for revenge as fascinating as it is worrying, which holds in suspense and upsets from beginning to end.
As Gemma, Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), a popular actress in England and particularly active on the stage, is a real eye-opener for us. She was awarded the BAFTA for Best Actress in 2016 for her striking composition. Fans of the female thriller Killing Eve will recognize the brilliant Jodie comer in one of the secondary roles.
A huge success for BBC One, the series drew up to 10.6 million viewers for the finale, and won Best Drama at the National Television Awards. A plebisicite, which resulted in 2019 in a French adaptation, Infidèle, with Claire Keim and Jonathan Zaccaï in the main roles.