‘Victoria’ writer gives Season 2 hints: ‘Victoria’s dilemma is a modern one’

The creator of Victoria has given some hints about what to expect in the second season.

Filming is currently underway on Season 2, which is again written by creator and executive producer Daisy Goodwin.

Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) will be back as Victoria and Prince Albert in eight new episodes of the ITV drama series, which will see Queen Victoria face the new challenge of motherhood.

A two-hour festive special has also been confirmed for this Christmas.

Goodwin reveals: “In [Season 1] Victoria married the handsome prince, but in this series she and Albert get down to the serious business of living happily, sometimes stormily, ever after. Victoria is the only Queen Regnant to marry and give birth while on the throne and the challenges of being head of state as well as a wife and mother are legion.

“In many ways Victoria’s dilemma is a modern one – how do you have a successful marriage and a happy family when you are holding down an important job. Can you really have it all?”

Victoria launched in the UK last autumn and premiered in the US earlier this year, with the first season reaching an average audience of 6.3m viewers and the first episode drawing in a 28% share – more viewers than the first season of Downton Abbey.

Buy the Season 1 box set on Amazon here.

Season 2 will introduce Dame Diana Rigg, best known as Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers, as the Duchess of Bucchleuch.