After previously teasing the series with a short glimpse of Jenna Coleman in character as Queen Victoria, ITV has now released a full trailer for their upcoming eight episode royal drama Victoria, which is set to premiere this Autumn.
Victoria follows the early life of Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman), from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Price Albert. The massive cast also includes Tom Hughes, Peter Firth, Eve Myles, Rufus Sewell, Paul Rhys, Catherine Flemming, Adrian Schiller, Nichola McAuliffe, Daniela Holtz, Nell Hudson, Tommy-Lawrence Knight, Nigel Lindsay. Alice Orr-Ewing and Alex Jennings.
The lavish period drama hails from Mammoth Screen and was created by Television producer and novelist Daisy Goodwin, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dan McCulloch and Damien Timmer. The series, which will consist of one 90 minute episode followed by seven 60 minute episodes, was developed by Mammoth Screen’s Creative Director Rebecca Keane. Paul Frift is the series producer, while Doctor Foster helmer Tom Vaughan is directing the first three episodes. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is handling global sales.
The new trailer shows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) as she learns of the death of her father and faces the daunting prospect of ascending to the throne at a very young age. It also teases somehting of a show-down between the young monarch and her first Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell). The trailer was created and produced by ITV Creative and will first air tonight (Friday July 29th) at 7.28pm during the ad break following Emmerdale and before the 7.30pm episode of Coronation Street.
Notably the release of this new trailer comes less than 24 hours after the series had its panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, on behalf of U.S. broadcaster PBS. At said panel, series creator Daisy Goodwin was asked how long she saw the series running, especially as Netflix’s similarly themed The Crown has already been picked up for a total of six ten episode seasons. “Victoria was on the throne for 63 years”, she responded wryly, before noting that the first season spans the first three years of Victoria’s reign. “It could potentially be a long-running thing and that’s certainly how I thought of it”.
Check out ITV’s trailer for Victoria below: