‘Victoria’ star Jenna Coleman reveals what’s happening with long-delayed Season 4

Jenna Coleman has given fans a welcome update on the return of Victoria!

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

Victoria creator Daisy Goodwin announced in May 2019 that a fourth season was being developed, but star Jenna Coleman later revealed that the show would be taking “a break”.

The possibility of Victoria following the example set by The Crown and replacing the entire cast with older actors has also been discussed.

Fortunately, Coleman has now confirmed she’s still interested in reprising the role.

The actress has told The Mirror: “We are in the process of discussing it at the moment and timelines.”

She explained: “Effectively I could play this part until I am well into my 60s. But obviously, at the moment, there is only a certain age that I could take it up to – unless I am in prosthetics every day for hours on end. I am working it out.”

Jenna Coleman is currently only 34 years old and Queen Victoria lived to the age of 81!

Coleman previously stated: “I’m waiting until I age a bit more. There’s too much of a good story [to stop making the show].”

Whenever it eventually arrives, it sounds like Season 4 is going to be emotional, with writer Daisy Goodwin hinting last year: “Somebody might die in it – spoiler! So, that is going be a great challenge and is going to be an amazing, really good story.”

In the meantime, take a look at our list of the best period dramas about Queen Victoria.

Jenna Coleman can currently be seen in new true crime drama The Serpent, airing on BBC One on Sunday nights and coming to Netflix later this year.

Victoria is available on DVD on Amazon.