Check out our Victoria Season 2 Episode 1 Pictorial Video. The episode is titled “A Soldier’s Daughter”.

Jenna Coleman is, of course, returning for a new season as the young queen for Victoria, Season 2. There are seven episodes in this batch premiering January 14th 2018 on Masterpiece on PBS. Those in the UK however don’t have to wait with the first episode debuting tonight!

There was more than 16.2 million viewers for Victoria’s premiere season. This makes it, second only to Downton Abbey, the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years.

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

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Picking up a month after the birth of her first child, the new series sees Queen Victoria surprise the court when she insists on returning to her duties as soon as possible.

Having taken charge in her absence, adoring new father Albert decides not to trouble his wife with worrying news regarding the British soldiers in Afghanistan. However, as the reports worsen, Victoria grows increasingly suspicious that he and Prime Minister Robert Peel are hiding something from her.

Victoria is determined to reclaim her place with characteristic impulsiveness. So she brings in the formidable Duchess of Buccleuch as her new Mistress of the Robes. She also demands that former chef, Francatelli, return to the palace kitchens.

Meanwhile, Albert’s family descend on the palace for the Christening of baby Vicky and their dynastic plotting only intensifies Victoria’s sense of frustration. Convinced that the truth is being kept from her, Victoria seeks answers from the Duke of Wellington.


Colin Davies

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