BBC Studios and Medyapim signed an agreement for the Turkish production company to adapt the award-winning British series for Kanal D. Cansu Dere (Mother) will be the protagonist.
After the success of Hekimoğlu, the Turkish adaptation of Dr. House, Turkish channel Kanal D is once again betting on the adaptation of an Anglo-Saxon format for its screen: Doctor Foster.
It will come from producer Medyapim, which closed an agreement for the format with BBC Studios.
As detailed, the Turkish version will be led by Cansu Dere, protagonist of Mother, and its filming will begin this month. The premiere, meanwhile, is scheduled for October.
Turkey becomes the fifth country to adapt the Doctor Foster format after India, France, Russia and South Korea. In Brazil it also had a local development, but so far it has not received the green light.
Doctor Foster was created by Mike Bartlett, produced by Drama Republic and broadcast on the BBC. Its international distribution is managed by BBC Studios.
The series follows the story of a woman who discovers that her husband is cheating on her.
“The story of Doctor Foster continues to resonate with audiences around the world. Gemma Foster is a strong and complex woman, and I can’t wait to see Cansu Dere’s performance for Turkish viewers. With Medyapim’s track record of quality adaptations in Turkey and huge appetite for drama locally, I have no doubt that this version of Doctor Foster will wow audiences in Turkey on Kanal D. I hope this is the first of many. more adaptations in the region,” said Andre Renaud, Senior VP of Format Sales at BBC Studios.
Fatih Aksoy, President of Medyapım, added: “I am very excited to tell the story of a woman who refuses to be a victim of her life and chooses not to give up. I strongly believe that Cansu Dere, who I am working with for the second time after Mother, will be successful in bringing this character to life.”