It feels like the first season of Victoria just came to an end. Well, for us in the U.S., it did, airing on PBS during January and February this year (the series aired in the U.K. at the end of 2016). We only mention that because filming on the second season, set in the 1840s, has already begun. Hoorah!
And, in even better news, the show’s creator Daisy Goodwin is chatting about what we can expect in the follow-up season. Sure, we can flip through the history books, or watch other adaptations, but clearly Goodwin will put her own stamp on retelling the young Queen’s story.
In the first season, we saw the monarch, played by Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), from 1837 when she inherits the throne, through her courtship with Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). The season finished with Queen Victoria giving birth to her first child. As you know, the queen ultimately has nine children in all. But, according to Goodwin, Victoria’s maternal instincts didn’t kick in straight away.
Goodwin caught up with RadioTimes, saying, “Victoria and Albert are facing the challenge of being new parents and Victoria is not very keen on motherhood.” She elaborates on Victoria being a new mother and a new ruler during “a time of great unrest” in the below clip:
If you’d like to get to know the Queen a little bit better, check out this Anglo post on 10 TV shows we’d like to watch with her.
Full episodes of Victoria are currently available over at PBS.org and Amazon.com. The premiere date for season two has yet to be announced, but later this year we can look forward to a 90-minute Christmas special, airing in both the U.S. and U.K.
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