As anticipation for the upcoming remake of the local adaption of the hit British show Doctor Foster continues to excite fans, ABS-CBN drama unit Dreamscape Entertainment kept the momentum going with a teaser released on Wednesday, April 21.
Last April 14, ABS-CBN officially announced its partnership with BBC Studios in the United Kingdom to produce a local remake of “Doctor Forster.”
Following the announcement, several names of possible local actors who will play the beloved characters of the show came up — with Judy Ann Santos playing the main character being the most popular.
In fact, fans expressed their support for Juday, one of the country’s most versatile actresses in the country, to take on the role of Foster through the use of the hashtag #JudayForDrFoster. It has become one of the most talked-about topics on Twitter on Wednesday evening, April 21.
This, after Dreamscape Entertainment teased fans on social media with a silhouette of a woman in between Suranne Jones, who played Dr. Foster in the original production and Kim Hee-Ae, who took on the role of Dr. Ji in the South Korean remake of the show.
Meanwhile, Julia Barretto and Nadine Lustre were among the actresses fans think would be perfect for the character of Kate Parks. On the other hand, fans want Piolo Pascual and Ian Veneracion to play the role of Simon Foster.
BBC Studios shared its excitement for the local adaptation of the show, which will be produced by Dreamscape Entertainment.
“It truly is an honor to know that ‘Doctor Foster’ will be coming to life in the Philippines under the extraordinary creative team at ABS-CBN Entertainment,” SVP Format Sales for BBC Studios André Renaud said in a statement.
“I know that they will not only craft a unique and special story but that they will capture the complex struggle of modern relationships from the perspective of the strong female character that sits at the heart of this series. I am confident this will be a hit among the Filipino audiences,” he added.
Speaking for ABS-CBN, Cory Vidanes, Chief Operating Officer for Broadcast, said the partnership is a “privilege” and promised to deliver a retelling with “unique Filipino elements.”
“It is a privilege for us to be able to produce this highly engaging and relatable story for the Filipino audience. A scorned woman’s strength is real as she fights to stay whole when the marriage and family she values most is falling apart,” the executive said.
She added: “True to our commitment to serving the Filipino, we are excited to create our own retelling of this beautiful story, to see the characters come alive with unique Filipino elements that will definitely excite our audiences.”
The BAFTA-winning show inspired the series “The World of the Married,” which aired on the Kapamilya Channel in 2020. Other countries that produced adaptations of the series are France, Russia, Turkey, and India.