Doctor Foster to Get Local Treatment in South Korea


BBC Studios has licensed the scripted format of Drama Republic’s Doctor Foster to JTBC Content Hub in South Korea.

Doctor Foster was created and written by Mike Bartlett. The show has secured adaptations in Russia and France. The original U.K. version, which aired on BBC One, has been sold into more than 225 territories around the globe.

Sumi Connock, the creative director for formats at BBC Studios, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce the next chapter in our scripted formats journey. This remake continues the trend in growth for scripted formats, proving that original storytelling and compelling scripts translate across the globe. I’m confident South Korean viewers will be just as enthralled in Doctor Foster as U.K. audiences were.”

Park, Joon Suh, the CEO of JTBC Content Hub, added: “BBC Studios’ scripted format for Mike Bartlett’s Doctor Foster proved an attractive offer for South Korean audiences, with strong characters and relatable themes. We can’t wait to commence work on the production. As a top TV format export, Doctor Foster will draw in viewers across South Korea and beyond.”