Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones appears to have ruled out a third series of the popular BBC drama.
The show's last series aired in 2017, though the idea of a third has been in doubt ever since, with creator Mike Bartlett recently suggesting that if it does happen, it will be a long way off.
Well, Suranne, who starred as Gemma Foster, has given a rather more definite answer about where things stand – and it isn't good news.
Asked by Radio Times whether the door was closed on more of the show, Jones answered: "Yes. I haven't said that before in interviews, as I tend to say: who knows? I loved it, I love Mike Bartlett, I love [the producers] Drama Republic.
"Series one was amazing, series two, equally, peaked at nearly ten million viewers and pushed in crazy directions. But I think Gemma's done."
Jones' co-star Bertie Carvel recently opened up about why a third series would be difficult, explaining: "It will be difficult to get the band back together.
"That's the challenge with British TV, there aren't the budgets to keep people in golden handcuffs with such huge options. It was a blessing we were able to do the second and I wasn't too busy at that stage.
"The further we go in time, everybody's career is doing very nicely," he added. "You have to make a big investment in something in order to make it an endlessly returnable series."
However, Bartlett himself said a return "depends" on whether they could crack the right story, and joked it could come back in "60 years".
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