It’s no secret that, since leaving Doctor Who, Jenna Coleman – best known to fans as Clara Oswald, companion to the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors – has been filming a brand new drama playing the role of Queen Victoria.
After months of anticipation and teasers, a full length trailer for the eight-part series, Victoria, has just been officially released by ITV.
Written by Daisy Goodwin, the series will follow the life of a young Queen Victoria from the age of eighteen as she ascends to the throne following her father’s passing. Her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes, will also form a key part of the story as the series progresses. However, being a young queen is tough, and there are sure to be many trials and tribulations ahead for Victoria – glimpses of which we can already see in the trailer below. Eve Myles, of Torchwood and Doctor Who fame, is also set to appear as Mrs. Jenkins.
She was every inch a Queen…
— ITV (@ITV) July 29, 2016
Though the trailer does not tell us exactly when we can look forward to seeing Jenna Coleman return to our screens, it does confirm that Victoria will air in the Sunday night slot on ITV which has been traditionally held by other period dramas, most notably Downton Abbey in recent years. Billed as a “major new drama”, it is clear that ITV have high hopes for the series – if the trailer is anything to go by, you should too!
Victoria is due to premiere in the United Kingdom on ITV this Autumn, and will air on Masterpiece on PBS in the United States in January 2017.
Do you think Jenna’s performance in the trailer is fit for a queen? Are you looking forward to watching Victoria when it airs? Stay tuned to Blogtor Who over the coming weeks and months for all the latest on this exciting new show.