US start date confirmed for Jenna Coleman’s ‘Victoria’ series

PBS has announced the start date for Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman’s epic new Victoria drama in the US.

From the makers of Poldarkthe eight-part series follows Queen Victoria (Coleman) from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Victoria will premiere on Sunday 15 January 2017 on PBS.

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The cast also includes Tom Hughes (The Game) as Prince Albert, alongside Eve Myles (Torchwood) as the Queen’s senior dresser, Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van) as Leopold I, King of Belgium, Peter Firth (Spooks) as the Duke of Cumberland, Catherine Flemming (No Place to Go) as the Duchess of Kent, Rufus Sewell (Parade’s End) as Lord Melbourne, Paul Rhys (Being Human) as Sir John Conroy, Adrian Schiller (Suffragette) as Penge, Nichola McAuliffe (Coronation Street) as the Duchess of Cumberland, Daniela Holtz (Phoenix, Der Verdacht) as Victoria’s governess and confidante Baroness Lehzen, Nell Hudson (Outlander) as Miss Skerrett and Tommy-Lawrence Knight (The Sarah Jane Adventures) as the hall boy, Brodie.

Victoria will begin in the UK on ITV later this month.

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