Victoria fans in the UK still have a while longer to wait for the show’s latest season.
In an unusual move, Season 3 began airing in the USA last month on Masterpiece on PBS, before it’s been shown on British screens.
Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) have reprised their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in eight brand new episodes.
ITV boss Kevin Lygo has now confirmed that Victoria will be broadcast in the UK “in the spring or summer.”
Discussing the delay, Lygo told Radio Times: “We have to get it right and put it up against the right things on the BBC and elsewhere.”
The official synopsis reads: “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 cast members in Season 3 include Laurence Fox (Lewis) as Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, John Sessions (The Loch) as Prime Minister John Russell and Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) as Victoria’s mysterious sister, Feodora.
Victoria star Jenna Coleman recently confirmed the rumours about her quitting the show are true.
The first two seasons of Victoria are out now on DVD on Amazon.