'Victoria' Series 2: Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell Will Be Back For More

The romantic royal drama has beaten 'Poldark' to viewers' hearts.

23/09/2016 11:03

It seems it isn’t just viewers who can’t get enough of Victoria and Albert’s heady romance in Sunday evening’s hit drama, with ITV confirming today the series ‘Victoria’ has been recommissioned.

Following the young queen’s dramatic falling in love with her German cousin, viewers have been caught up with their blossoming courtship, overcoming the obstacles of the Queen’s courtiers and Albert’s unpopularity with her British subjects.

Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will be coming back to screen with a second series of 'Victoria'

The chemistry between stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, reported to have spilled over into real life, hasn’t hurt the show at all, either, while Rufus Sewell has found a whole new fanbase with his mischievous silver fox Lord Melbourne character. 

Now ITV bosses have today revealed it’ll be returning for a second series, with writer Daisy Godwin returning for duty, and both young stars back on screen.

Daisy Goodwin says: “Even though she reigned in the 19th Century, Victoria is a heroine for our times. In the next series she faces the very modern dilemma of how to juggle children with her husband and her job. As Victoria will discover, it’s hard to be a wife, a mother and ruler of the most powerful nation on earth!”

The first series has been a ratings triumph for ITV, no small relief after the huge gap left by ‘Downton Abbey’s departure. It’s 29% share of the viewing audience has made ‘Victoria’ the top rated ITV drama of the year so far.

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