The more than 16.2 million viewers that tuned in for the premiere season of Victoria have been waiting since last March for word as to when we’d find out how a young Queen Victoria would handle motherhood, monarchy and marriage. Well, Victoria-Nation, the wait is over as PBS announced earlier this week that series 2 will return on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Most of you remember when last we left Jenna Coleman’s Queen Victoria, she’d just given birth to her first daughter and was resting on her bed in Buckingham Palace with husband Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes. When series two begins on Sunday, January 14, 2018 on PBS (this Autumn in the UK), the young monarch finds herself struggling with motherhood from the outset. While Prince Albert seems to be taking to fatherhood like he’s done this before, the second series of Victoria will quickly establish Victoria as a working mother as she learns to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen.
And, with Prince Albert still struggling to find a role for himself, there is an inevitable power struggle between husband and wife which means, unfortunately, the Queen’s lack of maternal instincts won’t be the only thing troubling the Queen when she returns to the telly in January 2018. As you can see in the newly released trailer, more than sparks are flying as Victoria can be seen sending flying objects in her husband’s direction at one point.
Newly added to the cast for S2 will be the brilliant Dame Diana Rigg (Avengers, Rebecca, Bleak House, The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, Games of Thrones) who will play the seriously sassy, Duchess of Bucchleuch, the young Queen’s new Mistress of the Robes, who is renowned for speaking her mind. Greatest heated exchange between the two that, hopefully, are a sign of things to come. “You’re not the only woman who’s felt in low spirits after the birth of a child,” says the Duchess to the Queen. “But I am not a woman – I am a Queen,” Victoria shoots back without any hesitation.
Victoria S2 returns, flying projectile and all, January 14, 2018 on PBS.