‘Victoria’ exec promises ‘crises, scandals and challenges’ in Season 2

The writer of ITV’s Victoria has revealed that the young Queen will face a “very modern dilemma” in the period drama’s second season.

ITV announced the commission of Season 2 last month, confirming that Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) will return as as the young Queen and Prince Albert.

The eight-part first season launched in August and has become the top rated ITV drama of the year so far.

Order Season 1 on DVD on Amazon here.

Writer Daisy Goodwin teased: “Even though she reigned in the 19th Century, Victoria is a heroine for our times. In the next series she faces the very modern dilemma of how to juggle children with her husband and her job. As Victoria will discover, it’s hard to be a wife, a mother and ruler of the most powerful nation on earth!”


Executive produer Damien Timmer added: “Following the audience response to Victoria we are delighted that the extraordinary Jenna Coleman will be returning to her throne for a second series. The next few years of Victoria’s reign are packed full of extraordinary real life events, with constitutional crises, scandals at court and personal challenges aplenty for the Queen and Prince Albert. God Save the Queen!”

Season 1 concludes this Sunday at 9pm on ITV.

Are you looking forward to the second season of Victoria? Let us know below…

  • Namnoot

    I want to applaud ITV for doing a well made, well written series that doesn’t rely on sex scenes and nudity and edginess to get its point across. Victoria is a show the entire family can enjoy and be inspired from, and those types of shows are getting increasingly rare.

    • Bardotti

      Exactly. It’s British drama at its finest with no need to add gratuitous sex scenes, nudity, male or female toplessness to get ratings. Just good writing, top quality acting and excellent story lines. Well done to everyone involved. So tired of edgy dramas which make no sense and exist only to generate gossip.

      • Dr. Moo

        Yes to you both. At first I chose to stay away from this series because I’d heard rumours that it would stray into Versailles/Game of Thrones/etc. territory later on but as the series avoided that I decided that I would give it a go. It turns out it’s really good! If the remaining episodes can continue as it has so far (I’m four episodes in so far) then it looks like it could do really well, the second season renewal is a positive sign – assuming it doesn’t go Broadchurch on us that is!

        • ThePurpleFrockCoat

          Fingers crossed it doesn’t go in that direction. I think Daisy Goodwin can keep it on track. I’m just glad Jenna is doing well with Victoria. It was a good vehicle for her.