News has already broken that Rufus Sewell will return to Victoria this Sunday as former Prime Minister and the Queen’s confidante, Lord M, and now we have proof.
A new clip gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from his return, and it’s obvious that his presence will cause some tension in the palace – at least initially.
“One of the things that appealed about the role originally was that it was finite; a lovely contained story with a beginning middle and end,” said Sewell. I really didn’t want Melbourne to be hanging around beyond the natural span of his story.
“All the same, I knew that if all went well, I’d probably regret leaving when it came to it and it turned out I was right. When the producers came to me with a way to bring him back in season two that was still true to the story, I was only too happy to come back.”
25/08/2017: A new clip from Sunday’s second series premiere of Victoria on ITV has landed online, and you can have a sneak peek at Diana Rigg’s Duchess of Buccleuch – Queen Victoria’s new Mistress of Robes.
The second season of ITV’s Victoria will air against BBC One’s Strike from August 27th, it was recently announced. Previously, the period drama battled with Poldark, but this will be a new ratings challenge for the series, which stars former BBC star Jenna Colman.
A new trailer for ITV’s historical drama Victoria landed online last week.
Focus of the series will be on Victoria’s role as a new mother, and the difficulties that shift could pose to her both as a woman and a queen. The monarch was famously the mother of nine children during her lifetime.
Daisy Goodwin, show creator, said: “In series one Victoria married the handsome prince, but in this series she and Albert get down to the serious business of living happily, sometimes stormily, ever after. Victoria is the only Queen Regnant to marry and give birth while on the throne and the challenges of being head of state as well as a wife and mother are legion. In many ways Victoria’s dilemma is a modern one – how do you have a successful marriage and a happy family when you are holding down an important job. Can you really have it all?”
The show also stars Tom Hughes, Nigel Lindsay, Alex Jennings, Peter Bowles, David Oakes, Daniela Holtz, Catherine Flemming, Nell Hudson, Ferdinand Kingsley, Adrian Schiller. Leo Suter and Bebe Cave will join the cast for series two.