ITV has unveiled a first look at Dame Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones) as the Duchess of Bucchleuch in the upcoming season season of their lavish period drama Victoria, which is set to premiere this coming Sunday (August 27th) at 9:05pm.
The Duchess of Bucchleuch, who makes her first appearance in the season premiere, joins the palace as the young Queen’s new Mistress of the Robes, who is renowned for speaking her mind. She previously worked closely with Victoria’s aunt Queen Adelaide.
Victoria follows the life of Queen Victoria. The drama series, which was created by Daisy Goodwin, is produced by Mammoth Screen and stars Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Nigel Lindsay, Alex Jennings, Peter Bowles, David Oakes, Daniela Holtz, Catherine Flemming, Nell Hudson, Ferdinand Kingsley and Adrian Schiller.
The second season of Victoria picks up six weeks after season one and sees the Queen now as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and monarch. However, with Prince Albert still struggling to find a role for himself there is an inevitable power struggle between husband and wife. As well as much drama in Buckingham Palace, the new season will include trips to France and Germany, touch on tragedy in Ireland and war in Afghanistan, and see Victoria and Albert discovering sanctuary in the Isle of Wight.
Check out the first look clip and image of Dame Diana Rigg as the Duchess below: