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If you’ve been enjoying the ITV period drama Victoria, currently airing on PBS in the U.S., you’re in for a treat. The series has been confirmed for a second season, and it’s already a go with the cast assembling for a sit-down to read through the script.

The first season of Victoria follows the young monarch, played by Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), from 1837 when she inherits the throne, through her courtship with Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).

Creator and screenwriter Daisy Goodwin has revealed some tantalizing second season details via a Twitter chat with RadioTimes: it’ll be set in the 1840s, by which point Victoria and Albert will be parents. She writes, “[I] hope to get through most of the Hungry Forties: a decade of revolution, famine and unrest, and for V much childbearing!” But fret not — we won’t see Albert’s demise quite yet. Goodwin also hinted that we may see even more of Victoria beyond the second season, writing, “I am afraid Her Majesty could outlast us all!”

David Oakes, who takes on the role of Prince Ernest, shared a snap of the Victoria reunion:

Goodwin came prepared, arriving at the reading with a Victoria sponge cake:

We recently indulged a little bit ourselves, imagining a fantasy TV-watching session with the young queen.

Full episodes of Victoria are currently available over at and 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.

Are you caught up on season one already?

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By Brigid Brown