Jenna Coleman finally returns to the throne tonight, as the long awaited Victoria Series 3 makes its royal entrance on Masterpiece PBS in the United States.
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.
The first episode, Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown, will air at 9:00pm on Masterpiece PBS. The eight-part series will then continue to air at the same time every Sunday night.
What about the UK?
Unfortunately, no UK premiere date has been confirmed yet by ITV.
However, this recent tweet from ITV Studios suggests we do not have much longer to wait for some official news:
New year, new content! Don't miss the return of some of our most-loved dramas, airing this month, including #ColdFeet, #Vera and #Victoria. Who said January had to be blue? #ReturningDrama #ITVStudios pic.twitter.com/tqzie1dAAC
— ITV Studios (@itvstudios) January 8, 2019