Created by Daisy Goodwin, ‘Victoria’ is British television drama series that airs on ITV and PBS. As the name very clearly suggests, the show follows the life, struggles, and successes of the titular character and British monarch, Queen Victoria, who reigned over the sprawling British Empire from 1837 to 1901.
Season 1 of ‘Victoria’ first made its way to viewers’ screens on August 28, 2016 and, with its eight episodes, ran till October 9, 2016. Season 1 of the show received largely positive responses from viewers and critics alike, and the show was understandably renewed for its second season. Season 2, in a similar fashion to Season 1, premiered on August 27, 2016, and ran till October 15, 2017. Further, on December 25, 2017, a special episode was also aired. Having established a strong fan base, the show was also renewed for its third season, which premiered on January 13, 2019. Further, there’s also exciting news about an upcoming fourth season.
Victoria Cast: Who’s in it?
‘Victoria’, quite expectedly, largely focuses on its titular character, her husband, and the drama and politics that went on within the Royal Family and the upper echelons of British administration during the 19th century.
Jenna Coleman plays the role of Queen Victoria, the protagonist, while Tom Hughes slips into the shoes of Prince Albert, her husband.
While the show primarily revolves around Queen Victoria and Prince Albert there are other characters who make frequent appearances in the show. Among them, Adrian Schiller plays the role of Mr. Penge, Jordan Waller plays the role of Lord Alfred Paget, Tommy Wright plays the role of Brodie, and Nell Hudson plays Skerrett. Two other characters we see frequently are Francatelli (played by Ferdinand Kingsley), and Lady Emma Portman (played by Anna Wilson-Jones).
Victoria Plot: What is it about?
The show is set in the early years of Queen Victoria’s life. Born into a crisis of succession, Victoria was the fifth in line to the throne at the time of birth. However, despite her slim chances, Victoria was crowned on June 20, 1837 at the age of 18, following the demise of her uncle and King, William IV. Of course, Victoria’s ascension to the throne had caused quite an uproar at the time owing to her tender age, questions surrounding her claim, and her being a woman.