Doctor Foster Being Adapted in Thailand


BBC Studios and Thailand’s BEC World Public Company have inked a deal that sees Doctor Foster being remade by JSL Global Media for the Thai audience on Channel 3.

The BAFTA Award-winning series centers on a trusted doctor whose seemingly perfect life falls apart when she uncovers her husband’s infidelity. The 24×1-hour Thai adaptation will head into production this spring for a fall launch.

The Doctor Foster format has previously been licensed in France, Russia, India, South Korea, Turkey and the Philippines.

André Renaud, senior VP of global format sales for BBC Studios, said: “It is no surprise that Doctor Foster is the first scripted format adaptation for us in Thailand as the story of Gemma Foster and the events in her life continue to resonate with audiences around the world. I am thrilled that JSL Global Media is bringing this story to viewers on Channel 3 and look forward to seeing how they will share this bold and relatable character to audiences across Thailand.”

Surin Krittayaphongphun, president of TV business for BEC World Public Company, said: “I am excited that the Thai adaptation of Doctor Foster will be coming to life through our strong collaboration with JSL Global Media and broadcasting through TV Channel 3 for our audiences. Not only the story is engaging and thought-provoking, it captures the complex relationship in family that most people can relate to. I am confident that the storytelling of our Thai adaptation is the one worth waiting for.”