*This article contains season two spoilers.

A season three of Doctor Foster is looking more likely than ever as the BBC have said they will back it following the show's success at this week's National Television Awards where its star Suranne Jones won in the Best Drama Performance category for her role as the titular character, while the show also won Best Drama.

However it may not be for a while yet as it will only go ahead when they can work out the schedule of the cast, with Jones previously saying she was booked up for all of this year.

A source told The Sun: "After its ratings success last year, commissioners were always keen for it to come back and although its early days they have given it the green light. Suranne is extremely busy with other projects at the moment but bosses are trying to pin her down for some potential filming dates.

"It’s looking like it would film next year at the earliest."

That's good because we will probably need a full year to get over the fairly heartbreaking season two finale when Gemma and Simon's son Tom pretty much decided enough was enough and ran away from the destructive pair.

The show's writer Mike Bartlett recently told Radio Times: "Tom’s gone. So there’s a question mark. And I think it works as an end to this series and all the things that have been going on. Clearly, there’s potential there. But obviously, there would have to be lots of conversations.

"We need to talk – Suranne and I and lots of other people need to have lots of conversations and we’ll see."

So nothing set in stone yet, but a third season has never been so promising.

Season two of Doctor Foster is currently being shown by RTE One on Thursday's while you can watch season one on Netflix.