Mumbai: The BBC Studios drama Doctor Foster is set to be remade in India, following the sale of the scripted format.
Hotstar Specials is collaborating with BBC Studios to adapt the critically acclaimed series for Indian audiences. Local filmmakers Tigmanshu Dhulia and Aijza Khan are directing the series, and the Indian adaptation, which is yet to be titled, will launch on Hotstar later this year.
Doctor Foster was originally written by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic for BBC One and has previously been licensed to Russia, France and South Korea.
Sumi Connock, creative director of formats at BBC Studios, said, “Strong female-led dramas continue to capture the attention of our clients. Doctor Foster’s unique and brilliant portrayal of adultery and revenge has provided a complex psychological thriller within the genre, so I’m especially pleased that India will be getting their own local version and France will soon be treated to the next chapter of Infidèle.”
Sameer Gogate, Business Head of Production for India at BBC Studios, said, “The original Doctor Foster has a tremendous following internationally, and we believe that an Indian version will work very well in our region. BBC dramas have been consistently raising the quality bar for the Indian audience with shows like Criminal Justice. We are pleased to again work with Hotstar to deliver high-end drama to our fans.”