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.
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.
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