Victoria season 3 episode 1 is coming, at least in America, on Sunday, January 13. For those who don’t want to wait around to know some of the first details for what to expect, we’ve got some of those within this piece!
As we’ve noted already, the third season of the Jenna Coleman series is in a somewhat-interesting place — it looks as though it may actually air in America prior to it coming on in the UK, which is an interesting change for a series that is very much British. The third season certainly does seem like it will be a fascinating one given that Victoria’s reign will be finding itself in the midst of tremendous change. Before we get to the individual episode description, go ahead and check out some of the details about this season as a whole:
Continuing the story of Victoria’s rule over the largest empire the world has ever known, Victoria, Season 3 introduces fascinating new historical characters, including Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) as the vainglorious Lord Palmerston, who crosses swords with the queen over British foreign policy. Also vexing the queen this season is Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) as Victoria’s devoted but troubled half-sister, Princess Feodora, who seeks refuge at Buckingham Palace due to political unrest back home in Germany.
Other new characters include John Sessions (Outlander) as reformist Prime Minister John Russell, and Lily Travers (Kingsman) as the beguiling Duchess of Monmouth.
Returning are Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) as Victoria’s devoted, obsessive husband, Prince Albert; Nell Hudson (Outlander) as the queen’s chief dresser, Nancy Skerrett; Ferdinand Kingsley (Borgia) as Charles Francatelli, the royal chef and cookbook king; plus a host of others.
The information that is out there specifically about the premiere is a little bit more scarce:
Episode 1: Revolution sweeps across Europe and pressure builds on Victoria with new arrivals at the Palace.
What to be excited for
Now that Victoria is entering its third season, it should be a little bit clearer that this is not the same version of the Queen that we’ve seen the first two seasons. She has more of a command of the Crown than before and also a little bit more respect. That doesn’t mean, however, that she is universally loved. There will be some hardship that she encounters, and also a number of characters who want to enforce their opinions in less-than-desirable ways.
In the end, though, if you’ve come to enjoy Victoria over time, there is a pretty good chance that you are also going to enjoy this particular batch of episodes.
What do you want to see when it comes to Victoria season 3 episode 1? Be sure to share some of your thoughts and hopes in the comments. (Photo: PBS.)