Calling all of you who love the romanticism and faraway drama of the period piece — “Victoria” is slated to return January 14, 2018 on Masterpiece Theater.
The first season covered young Victoria’s first three years in power — starting from when an 18-year-old Victoria becomes queen after her father’s untimely death. Last July, writer and executive producer Daisy Goodwin admitted that there’s still more than enough story to fill a second season.
“It could potentially be a long-running thing and that’s certainly how I thought of it,” she said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “I don’t want to make any assumptions.”
She didn’t have to — ITV announced last September that the series would be returning for a second season.
Jenna Coleman will return as the young, short, hot queen who “wants it all:” romance, power, and personal freedom. Sounds a lot like everyone you know on every dating app these days, am I right?
Tom Hughes will return as the queen’s hot consort, Prince Albert. Dame Diana Riggs — Lady Olenna, you were gone too soon — is slated to play the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes.
As far as what to expect, Coleman says Victoria will certainly go through some growing pains.
"She's forced to grow up,” the actress told Harper’s Bazaar earlier this year. “She goes through such changes in the first couple of years of her reign and she goes through so much. Going into the season we're doing now, you see her becoming a mother for the first time, and trying to navigate being a mother and trying to keep control of her day job and not let her husband take over and use her, [and also] trying to be a wife to her husband and trying to be a mother to her child.
"There's a lot to relate to. We've got some really exciting costumes for next year as well. We've gone to all the archives and museums and seen original pieces and patterns. It's really great to see it come together."
Sounds like it's gonna be entertaining — even if it is in that way where it's playing in the background while you're tending to something more important.