Fans looking forward to the second season of ITV’s recent drama series will be pleased to know that production is moving forward. Recent news suggest that filming for Victoria season 2 already started and set images have emerged to back it up.
BBC America reports that the first step toward the second season had the cast coming together for a table read. Consequently, actor David Oakes who plays Prince Ernest in the series shared a photograph of the gathering on Twitter.
Aside from the photo of the table read, another set image surfaced shared by the Victoria series official Twitter page. The photo shares the cast in what looks like a grand ballroom. It also appears that the cast is posing for a photograph.
Meanwhile, another tweet from Mammoth Screen productions showed a video loop for a chandelier. The account details that the production company is “on set” but does not give which show they are in. An article from Radio Times details that it is most likely for Victoria season 2.
What to Expect from Victoria Season 2
Another article from Radio Times shares an interview with Victoria screenwriter Daisy Goodwin. The conversation gathers 11 things to know about the upcoming season.
One of the more important reveals on the list is the season’s setting at 1840s. Whereas season one tackled 1837 and Queen Victoria’s inheritance of the throne, the 1840s point to Victoria (Jenna Coleman) and Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) being parents. Goodwin shares on Twitter:
“…hope to get through most of the Hungry Forties: a decade of revolution, famine and unrest, and for V much childbearing!”
In line with the setting, Radio Times also gathers from Goodwin that next season could show Albert’s side of being a dad. Consequently, it will also tackle Queen Victoria’s thoughts on motherhood. Goodwin explains that it only makes sense for the season to go down that path since the queen’s diaries featured great quotes about motherhood.
In terms of potential character comebacks, Goodwin addressed Eve Myles’ Mrs. Jenkins and Rufus Sewell’s Lord Melbourne. The screenwriter was more certain of Mrs. Jenkins’ return while she did not directly address whether Lord M will ever return. She instead suggested reading her novel Victoria for fans looking for more #Vicbourne.
However, despite these tidbits, no actual release date has been announced for the upcoming season yet. The series continuation potentially comes out in autumn 2017. After that, a Christmas special will air as well.
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And we're off…
— David Oakes (@David_Oakes) February 8, 2017
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