Hallelujah! Jenna Coleman will finally return to the throne on ITV this month, following a royally long wait for Victoria Series 3.
It’s been a long and winding road, but UK viewers are at last within touching distance of Jenna Coleman’s third season of Victoria. In a twist of television fate, the new series broadcast first on Masterpiece PBS in America before Britain. The full season has already aired overseas, with no concrete news of an air date for UK fans – until now.
Confirmed: Critically-acclaimed historical drama, Victoria, returns for a third series on ITV with Jenna Coleman reprising her role as the young Queen, alongside Tom Hughes as Prince Albert. Starts Sunday 24 March at 9pm on ITV pic.twitter.com/5qBbERONgq
— ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) March 13, 2019
ITV have confirmed that Victoria Series 3 will premiere later this month in its traditional Sunday night slot, starting on 24th March at 9pm. ITV boss Kevin Lygo previously stated that the reason for the long delay was due to competition between channels: “We have to…put it up against the right things on the BBC and elsewhere”.
About Series 3
Victoria Series 3 depicts a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety. Writer Daisy Goodwin says: “Victoria and Albert are the most famous couple of the nineteenth century, but underneath the united facade, their relationship is at breaking point and it is a struggle for mastery that neither side can win”.
Alongside the regular cast, including Jenna and Tom Hughes (Prince Albert), there are some new additions. Laurence Fox will play Lord Palmerston, the wayward Foreign Secretary, while Kate Fleetwood plays Feodora, Victoria’s mysterious sister who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life. Further additions include John Sessions as Prime Minister John Russell and Lily Travers as the Duchess of Monmouth, as well as Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett and Emily Forbes.