‘Victoria’ writer hints at major character death in Season 4

The next season of Victoria looks set to have fans crying when it eventually arrives.

ITV’s historical television drama series about the early life of Queen Victoria premiered in 2016 and its most recent season concluded in May 2019.

Victoria creator Daisy Goodwin has confirmed that a fourth season is in development, although star Jenna Coleman revealed last summer that the show will be taking “a break” from our screens.

There’s still no official news on when a fourth season might begin production.

But we do have some hints from writer Daisy Goodwin about what to expect.

She told Digital Spy: “Somebody might die in it – spoiler! So, that is going be a great challenge and is going to be an amazing, really good story.”

She teased further: “Somebody dies and someone new comes on the scene, so there is a lot to play with there. I’ve really got back into it and am really enjoying writing it.”

While we can’t be certain who she means, it seems likely that she’s referring to the Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes in the series.

Season 3’s story ended in 1851 and history buffs will know that Prince Albert died at the age of only 42 in December 1861, which will quite possibly be within the time span dramatised in Season 4.

Albert was diagnosed with typhoid fever, but modern historians believe the cause of death may in fact have been Crohn’s disease, renal failure or abdominal cancer.

Assuming Season 4 gets the green light at some point, fans can look forward to plenty more Victoria.

Writer Daisy Goodwin promised: “There is so much more to tell, and even [Victoria’s] deathbed was the most fantastic drama of all time.”

All 25 episodes of Victoria are currently available to watch on Amazon Prime.

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While we wait for further news on the show’s return, you can take a look at our list of 8 of the best movies and TV series about Queen Victoria.

Jenna Coleman has previously discussed the rumours that Victoria will follow the example set by The Crown and replace the entire cast with older actors as they move into the latter stages of the Queen’s reign.

Victoria is available on DVD on Amazon.