Doctor Foster writer reveals how season 2 almost had a completely different ending
Writer of the critically acclaimed BBC drama Doctor Foster, Mike Bartlett, has revealed how last night’s finale could have been very different…
The second season came to a close yesterday evening, and now the show’s writer has revealed how the original script had a much happier conclusion. in his original plan but the finale ended up changing “organically.”
Explaining how the finale ended up changing “organically”, Bartlett told RadioTimes.com that Tom’s disappearance only emerged as he was penning the script.
“The ending of the show unfolded as I was writing it,” he admitted.
“In the plan he’s in the car at the end. They go back to her house and get a new kitchen and try to build a life.
“It was only when I went to write it that she goes back to the car and he’s not there. But that happened very organically from what he has been through I think.”
Bartlett teased that there could be “potential” for a third series in the future.
He said: “And I think it works as an end to this series and all the things that have been going on.
“Clearly there’s potential there. But obviously there would have to be lots of conversations.
“We need to talk – Suranne and I and lots of other people need to have lots of conversations and we’ll see.”