ITV has ordered a second season of Victoria.
Starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as the young Queen alongside Tom Hughes (The Game) as Prince Albert, the period drama launched last month.
The eight-part first season has so far averaged 7.7 million viewers and a 29.7% share of viewing, based on consolidated overnights, making it the top rated ITV drama of the year so far.
Season 2 will again be written by Daisy Goodwin.
ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo commented: “Mammoth and Daisy Goodwin have brought the characters so vividly to life in this series, and we’re thrilled with the reception for Victoria. We’re pleased to be able to confirm that Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will return to continue the story on ITV.”
The sixth episode, ‘The Queen’s Husband’, airs this Sunday at 9pm on ITV.
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