The actress has confirmed the new episodes will pick up the story two years after the series one finale, when Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) exposed her husband’s affair with Jodie’s character, Kate Parks, during a dinner party.
Jodie has told Digital Spy the time jump will give the BBC drama “a definite shift in energy” when it returns next year.
Jodie also revealed series two will also give viewers the chance to get to know her character a little better.
She said: “On a personal level, what’s exciting for me is people will actually get to know Kate as a person. She is just known as ‘the other woman’ – so I think it’s quite cool to come back and hopefully maybe give people a different perspective.”
Over 10 million viewers tuned into series one finale, which saw Simon Foster (Bertie Carvel) assault his wife after he thought she had harmed their son in the wake of his affair being exposed.
Viewers then saw the cheating husband making a new life with Kate and their unborn child, which she had decided to keep.
Former ‘Coronation Street’ star Suranne previously teased the second series when it was announced last November, stating: “After discussions with Drama Republic and the wonderful Mike Bartlett I am thrilled to announce we will all be reunited to tell Gemma’s next chapter, and I can’t wait for the audience who invested in these characters to find out what explosive twists and turns Mike has in store.
“Now we can look into what happens to a woman after divorce, when deceit and revenge have taken their toll. What a gift of a part and a dream to work with Mike again!”
‘Doctor Foster’ returns to BBC One in 2017.