Victoria, Season 2

(Rochester, NY) – Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom—on Victoria, Season 2. Created and scripted by bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin (The Fortune Hunter), it premieres January 14, 2018 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Joining the cast in the new season of this Masterpiece presentation is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, The Avengers), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes—a fount of old-fashioned good sense for the queen, who is now in the throes of motherhood.

Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) stars as the queen’s smoldering consort, Prince Albert. Also returning from last season are Rufus Sewell (Man in the High Castle) as Lord Melbourne, Victoria's first Prime Minister and intimate friend, Nell Hudson (Outlander) as Nancy Skerrett, newly promoted to the queen’s chief dresser, whose secrets are yet to be revealed, and Ferdinand Kingsley (Borgia) as Charles Francatelli, the royal chef whose love for Nancy was spurned at the end of Season 1.

Victoria’s new season sees the return of Nigel Lindsay (Rome) as Sir Robert Peel, the reforming British prime minister, at odds with his sovereign over policy; Catherine Flemming (No Place to Go) as the Duchess of Kent, Victoria’s manipulative mother, still battling her headstrong daughter; and Peter Bowles (To the Manor Born) as the Duke of Wellington, the hero of the Battle of Waterloo, now a retired prime minister and sage mentor to the queen.

Also back are Adrian Schiller (Beauty and the Beast) as Penge, the irascible head steward at the palace; Daniela Holtz (The Forest for the Trees) as Baroness Lehzen, Victoria’s devoted governess since birth; and David Oakes (The White Queen) as Prince Ernest, Albert’s debauched older brother, who becomes Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on the death of their equally promiscuous father, played by Andrew Bicknell (The Royals).

Pictured: Jenna Coleman as Victoria with Tom Hughes as Prince Albert
Credit: PBS

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