‘Victoria’ creator says Victoria and Albert will be ‘at breaking point’ in Season 3

The writer of ITV’s Victoria has revealed some new hints about what to expect in the third season.

Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) began filming eight new episodes in May, returning to their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Victoria creator Daisy Goodwin commented: “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.”

A new synopsis for Season 3 has also been released: “Starting in 1848, the third instalment of the lavish drama will depict 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.”

New additions to the cast in Season 3 will include Laurence Fox (Lewis) as Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) as Victoria’s mysterious sister Feodora, John Sessions (The Loch) as Prime Minister John Russell and Lily Travers (Kingsman) as the Duchess of Monmouth.

The first season of Victoria is available now on DVD.

Season 3 is expected to air in the UK this autumn on ITV and on Masterpiece on PBS in early 2019 in the US.