Victoria season 2 will be premiering in the months to come both in Great Britain and America, and it should be far from the end of the series. It’s interesting to see this series come on at around the same time as Netflix’s The Crown, given that it is almost the precursor to it. The main focus of this show is presenting the life of Queen Victoria and some of her trials and tribulations — similar to what Netflix is doing with their own Emmy-winning Queen Elizabeth II biopic.
With this being said, there is one clear difference between the two products. In the case of Victoria, the show isn’t necessarily as intent on leaping forward in time to capture a different era in the Queen’s life. (It’s already been confirmed that after season 2, The Crown will recast many of their roles to present the next phase of Elizabeth’s story.)
While speaking at the TCA Summer Press Tour today for PBS in America, series writer Daisy Goodwin made it clear (per Deadline) that her feeling was to “take it slowly” when it comes to the progression of the series, stating further that “there are quite a lot of movies at the moment about Victoria in later life.” You don’t necessarily want to tread on the same ground that is already out there. Goodwin did suggest that down the road they may need to recast the title role (Jenna Coleman currently plays the part), but that is not a focus right now. There are certainly enough events in Victoria’s life for the show to last for a very long time without any further plots being forced.
As for what the proposed story for season 2 could be, a huge percentage of it should revolve around Victoria as a mother and the struggle that came with having many children with Albert in a very short period of time while also still figuring out the proper way to rule. It doesn’t help that she still lives at a time of great judgment; there were already many harsh opinions when it comes to her marriage, and those opinions may still remain. She cannot make everyone around her happy.
One thing that we luckily do think will remain is an enormous audience for the series. There is a near-constant interest that many people out there have when it comes to royal stories, and we don’t anticipate that slowing down in some way in the near future. They are such a specific and unique subset of people, and they have a rich history that cannot be replicated almost anywhere else. Plus, few people ever have experience being around this same sort of tremendous fortune.
What do you want to see on Victoria season 2?
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