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October 09, 2016

Victoria - Announcing a season TWO

Victoria 

to return for a second series

information from www.radiotimes.com
Hallelujah! Victoria to return for a second series
Series 2 is likely to air in Autumn 2017 and will see the Queen 
“face the very modern dilemma of how to juggle children with her husband and her job”

ITV’s hit drama Victoria will return for a second series.
The recommission will reunite stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes with screenwriter Daisy Goodwin and producers Mammoth Screen for a likely broadcast next autumn.
Goodwin said: “Even though she reigned in the 19th Century, Victoria is a heroine for our times. In the next series she faces the very modern dilemma of how to juggle children with her husband and her job. As Victoria will discover, it’s hard to be a wife, a mother and ruler of the most powerful nation on earth!”
The first series is currently airing on ITV on Sunday nights with a starry cast headed by Coleman as the young Queen alongside Hughes as Prince Albert.
It launched at the end of August and has been a ratings success, with the series averaging 7.7 million viewers and 29.7% share of viewing, based on consolidated overnights. This makes it the top rated ITV drama of the year so far.
ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo, said: "Mammoth and Daisy Goodwin have brought the characters so vividly to life in this series, and we're thrilled with the reception for Victoria. We're pleased to be able to confirm that Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will return to continue the story on ITV."
Executive producer Damien Timmer added: “Following the audience response to Victoria we are delighted that the extraordinary Jenna Coleman will be returning to her throne for a second series. The next few years of Victoria's reign are packed full of extraordinary real life events, with constitutional crises, scandals at court and personal challenges aplenty for the Queen and Prince Albert. God Save the Queen!”
Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes in Victoria

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your efforts in posting and for
    all you do. This series was pretty
    flat for me...interesting, pretty costumes...but not much meat or depth to it in my opinion. It could have been a 3 hour deal. Quit watching. I am super disappointed that ITV cancelled Home Fires...it had a huge following, amazing characters, and great drama which ended in such a cliffhanger they do not plan to wrap up. Last year I read it was scheduled for a third season and then cancelled......pretty fickle sometimes!

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  2. Yes, thanks for posting this! I really appreciate it!

    I also think Victoria is a little flat, but I'm still watching. It has gotten better over time. I think they should have the stories play out over several episodes instead of trying to wrap them up by the end of the hour. This story with the Duke of Cumberland seemed incomplete because it was rushed. It would be nice if there were more characters, too. I suppose Victoria and Albert are working on that! ;) Another thing that really bugs me is the music. Victoria can't do a thing without "Gloriana!" playing! lol Now, every time she does something, I'm saying, "Gloriana!" because I know it's coming! Let's hope season 2 brings us lots of new characters and situations. I can't wait until the children show up!

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