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‘Victoria’ Season 3 Will Arrive on Amazon Prime Video in September

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Our love for British period dramas is well documented. From Downton Abbey to The Crown, there’s not an elegantly scripted, beautifully costumed series that we won’t tune into—and then rewatch again and again. One of our favorites of the past few years has been Victoria, series following the life and reign of England’s second-longest-serving monarch, Queen Victoria. The series begins as the royal prepares to become queen; meets and marries her husband, Prince Albert; and embarks on a long rule filled with the successes and challenges she encounters during the period in which she lived.

Season three of the series premiered on Masterpiece on PBS in January 2019, and now it’s coming to Amazon Prime Video so that we can watch and rewatch it to our hearts’ content. The streaming service also offers the first and second seasons of the series, which are both available to browse now. The video featurette offerings, which you will also be able to access via Amazon Prime Video, include sneak peeks of the production’s costume design, the history of the period, and an interview with Daisy Goodwin, the writer and series creator.

Victoria is produced by ITV in the U.K. and Masterpiece in the U.S. It stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Me Before You) as Queen Victoria and Tom Hughes (Silk, London Town) as Prince Albert. It also features Nell Hudson, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jordan Waller, and Adrian Schiller. It was created by Daisy Goodwin.

You can find season three of Victoria available to watch via Amazon Prime Video from September 3, 2019. Also be sure to check out these surprising facts about Queen Victoria, the subject of the popular series.

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Have you tuned into Victoria yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Will you be catching up on this season when it hits Amazon Prime Video in September?

When Does Season 3 of ‘Victoria’ Premiere?

Your favorite show about the British royalty is about to return to TV. No, not The Crown. PBS’s acclaimed drama Victoria, which chronicles the life of the U.K.’s famous 19th-century queen, is back for Season 3. Here’s everything we know about the new season, including when it will air and what plot twists might be coming.

Victoria Season 3 premieres January 13, 2019

Season 3 of Victoria will premiere on PBS stations on January 13, 2019, at 9/8c. This season begins in 1848, a year of revolution in Europe. Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) and Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) must contend with tensions in England and in their relationship.

“It’s the closest Britain got to a revolution in the 19th century,” series creator Daisy Goodwin told the Television Critics Association. “The whole of Europe is falling apart. The French king has been thrown off the throne….there are riots in Berlin and Victoria and Albert are terrified.”

By the looks of the preview, which shows a very pregnant Victoria, viewers can expect the royal couple to add at least one more child to their family this season. The queen’s numerous pregnancies (she had nine children in total) will also be a source of conflict in Season 3, with Goodwin saying she plans to explore the possibility that Victoria refused to sleep with Albert because she didn’t want another baby.

What will happen to Prince Albert?

Students of history know that Victoria’s beloved Prince Albert died in 1861 at age 42. But fans of the show can rest assured that the sad event won’t happen in Season 3.

“We’re not going to lose Albert,” Goodwin has said. Depending on how much time is covered in the upcoming season, it’s possible Albert could stick around for another couple of seasons.

New characters in Season 3

Season 2 of Victoria marked the departure of several notable characters, including Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), Baroness Lehzen (Daniela Holtz), and Edward Drummond (Leo Suter). But a few new faces will fill the void this season.

Most notably, Kate Fleetwood will join the cast as Victoria’s half-sister Feodora. The queen’s elder sibling is resentful about having been married off to a poor German prince, which causes some conflict when she arrives in England for a visit. Laurence Fox will play Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston and John Sessions is Prime Minister John Russell. Lily Travers will join the cast as the Duchess of Monmouth. Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett and Emily Forbes will play new, yet-to-be-revealed characters.

How to stream new episodes of Victoria

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If you miss Victoria the night it airs, don’t panic. You can stream many of your favorite PBS shows for free through its app. Typically, you have two weeks following the original air date to watch an episode.

PBS members get access to an expanded streaming library through PBS Passport, which includes previous seasons of shows like Downton Abbey as well as extended access to new shows. In the past, members have also been able to stream the entire season of shows like Victoria once the first episode airs. PBS hasn’t announced whether members will be able to binge Victoria come January 13, but it’s likely they’ll be able to.

You can visit your local PBS station to find out how to become a member and get Passport benefits. Non-members who want to catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 can find them on Amazon Prime.

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When Does ‘Victoria’ Season 3 Premiere On PBS? American Fans Of The Drama Have A Longer Wait Ahead

Victoria has captivated viewers both in the States and abroad. Focused on the British royals of the 1800s, Victoria, which airs in the U.S. on PBS, depicts Queen Victoria and her reign, as well as her relationship with Prince Albert. There’s no doubt that TV fans are into period pieces about monarchies. Fortunately, Victoria will return for Season 3, so you can watch the Feb. 25 finale with confidence.

Plans are already well set into motion for the continuation of the series. PBS confirmed in December that the show had been renewed for a third season, even before the second season debuted, indicating that there’s plenty of faith in the show, which is also backed by the U.K.’s ITV network. The head of drama at ITV, Polly Hill, ordered the renewal of Victoria (line producer: Amanda Black) in December of last year, according to Variety. “Filled with romance, political crises and family drama, Daisy Goodwin’s scripts bring this fascinating part of history to life so vividly and we look forward to regaling audiences with the next part of the illustrious queen’s reign,” Hill said in a statement.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, creator Daisy Goodwin said in a press release that the third season of the show “will start in 1848, which was a hugely dramatic and eventful time for both the royal family and Europe, with revolutions on the continent and uncertainty around the monarchy.” She added that “viewers can expect more drama than ever before.”

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Familiar faces will also be returning — which differentiates the series from Netflix’s The Crown, which has decided to completely recast every couple seasons in order to keep up with the show’s timeline and the appropriate ages. Victoria’s current stars aren’t going anywhere. “Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes shine as Victoria and Albert, and it’s an honor to have them back for a third series, which covers a tumultuous period in our country’s history, filled to the brim with royal scandals, political skirmishes and constitutional crises, as new historical figures enter the saga to challenge Victoria and Albert as never before,” managing director of U.K. production company Mammoth, Damien Timmer, said, according to the same Hollywood Reporter piece.

One of the specific issues that will apparently be explored when Victoria returns is the fact that the Queen gave birth to six children in eight years, according to Goodwin — something she told the Radio Times could have possibly created tension between she and Albert. “She’s in this terrible double bind,” Goodwin said. “She loves Albert and she loves going to bed with Albert. But every time he goes near her she gets pregnant. Obviously that suits him more than it suits her.”

She also added that Victoria needed to step away from her royal duties when she was tending to her pregnancy, and though Albert helped step in during those times, Goodwin speculates that perhaps Victoria wasn’t always on board. “When she’s pregnant he takes over her work. He’s the best maternity cover you can have – he’s rather too good at it,” she said in the same Radio Times piece. “She feels rather displaced, ‘who am I?’ She doesn’t like the discomfort about being pregnant.”

Despite her confidence in the drama of the new season, Goodwin said that she doesn’t necessarily know if it will be the one in which Prince Albert meets his end — the real-life Prince Albert passed away in 1861, the Radio Times reports. “I don’t know whether this is going to be the series when Albert dies,” she said. “I haven’t written it yet.”

It’s unclear when exactly the show will return — but it will air in the U.K. on ITV before it hits PBS, according to Town & Country magazine, a trend that continues from its first and second seasons. Season 1 premiered in January 2017 and Season 2 in January 2018, so American fans can probably bank on an early 2019 return. When it does hit American television screens, it seems like audiences are in for a doozy of a season, possibly including the loss of a major figure in the show and in Victoria’s life.

The 2019-20 TV season is here, and so is Deadline’s annual rundown of fall premiere dates for new and returning series. The list covers more than 500 broadcast, cable and streaming shows bowing in all dayparts between September 1 and December 31 and some high-profile one-off programs. Please send any additions or adjustments to [email protected] We’ll update the post as more dates are revealed.

September 1:
Air Disasters (Smithsonian Channel, Season 13)

September 4:
Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu, new drama series)
Dog’s Most Wanted (WGN America, new docuseries)
The Real Housewives of Dallas (Bravo, Season 4)
A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College (YouTube, new instructional series)

September 5:
Sunday Night Football (NBC, Season 14; Thursday special)
Football Night in America (NBC, Season 14; Thursday special)
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (National Geographic, new documentary series)
Campus Eats (Cooking Channel, new docuseries)

September 6:
The Spy (Netflix, new drama limited series)
Elite (Netflix, Season 2)
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (Netflix, Season 3)
Couples Therapy (Showtime, new docuseries)
Titans (DC Universe, Season 2)
Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central, new talk-show series)

September 7:
Love & Marriage: Huntsville (OWN, Season 2)
WOW – Women of Wrestling (AXS TV, Season 2)

September 8:
NFL on Fox (Fox, season premiere)
NFL on CBS (CBS, season premiere)
Sunday Night Football (NBC, Season 14; Sunday premiere)
Married to Medicine (Bravo, Season 7)
Girl Meets Farm (Food Network, Season 4)
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (Investigation Discovery, Season 7)
Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren (syndication, new publics-affairs program)
Dog: Impossible (Nat Geo Wild, new docuseries)

September 9:
The Talk (CBS, Season 10)
The Deuce (HBO, Season 3; final season)
Monday Night Football (ESPN, Season 50)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Season 17, syndication)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (Syndication, new daytime talk show)
Tamron Hall (Syndication, new daytime talk show)
Judge Jerry (Syndication, new daytime court show)
A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV, new docuseries)
One of a Kind (HGTV, Season 2)
A Wedding and a Murder (Oxygen, Season 2)
Breaking News (YouTube, Season 2)

September 10:
Mr. Mercedes (Audience Network, Season 3)
American Experience (PBS, season premiere)

September 11:
NFL: The Grind (Epix, new pro football recap series)

September 13:
Peaking (The CW, new extreme-sports docuseries)
The Ranch (Netflix, Season 4A, final season; aka Part 7)
Unbelievable (Netflix, new drama limited series)
El Corazón de Sergio Ramos (Amazon Prime, new documentary series)
Undone (Amazon Prime, new animated drama series)
Room 104 (HBO, Season 3)
Murder in the Bayou (Showtime, new true-crime docuseries)
NFL 100 Greatest (NFL Network, new countdown limited series)

September 14:
Lego Jurassic World (Nickelodeon, new animated series)
Game Time with Boomer Esiason (syndication, new sports talk show series)

September 15:
Country Music (PBS, new documentary series)
Super Soul Sunday (OWN, Season 16)
The Top Ten Revealed (AXS TV, Season 2B)
Brian Johnson: A Life on the Road (AXS TV, new docuseries)
Paul Shaffer Plus One (AXS TV, new docuseries)

September 16:
Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Season 28)
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC, new late-night talk show)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS, Season 33)
The Real (syndicated, Season 6)
The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated, Season 11)
Maury (syndicated, Season 10)
25 Words or Less (Fox stations, new game show series)
The Mel Robbins Show (syndicated, new daytime talk show)
Daily Blast Live (Tegna, Season 3)
Taken Down (Acorn, Season 1; U.S. premiere of British drama)

September 17:
Tosh.0 (Comedy Central, Season 11B)
Bering Sea Gold (Discovery, Season 11)
The Last Kids on Earth (Netflix, new animated comedy series)
First Contact (APTN, Season 2)

September 18:
American Horror Story: 1984 (FX, Season 9)
NXT (USA Network, Season 14; new network)

September 22:
The 71st Emmy Awards (Fox, live awards special)
The Circus (Showtime, Season 4B)

September 28:
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Season 45)
48 Hours (CBS, Season 32)
Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove (CBS, new docuseries)
Best Friends Furever with Kel Mitchell (CBS, new docuseries)
Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network, Season 14)
Guy’s Ranch Kitchen (Food Network, Season 3)
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet ER (Nat Geo Wild, Season 7)
Sneaker Hustle (Facebook Watch, Season 2)

October 1:
Ink Master: Grudge Match (Paramount Network, new docuseries)
Finding Escobar’s Millions (Discovery, Season 2)
Most Terrifying Places (Paramount Network, new competition series)
Outdaughtered (TLC, Season 4B)
Impact! Wrestling (AXS TV, pro wrestling series; new network)
In a Man’s World (Bravo, new docuseries)
Chopped: Sweets Showdown (Food Network, new cooking competition series)
Most Terrifying Places (Travel Channel, new docuseries)
Sorry for Your Loss (Facebook Watch, Season 2)
Kid President: Are We There Yet? (YouTube, new travel series)
America ReFramed (World Channel, new docuseries)

October 3:
Chrisley Knows Best (USA, Season 7B)
The Holzer Files (Travel Channel, new docuseries)
The Royal Report (PeopleTV, new talk show series)
Quizzed (Billboard.com/YouTube, new interview series)

October 4:
The Blacklist (NBC, Season 7)
Friday Night SmackDown! (Fox, season premiere)
Raising Dion (Netflix, new drama series)
Big Mouth (Netflix, Season 3)
Goliath (Amazon Prime, Season 3)
Peaky Blinders (Netflix, Season 5)
Light as a Feather (Hulu, Season 2B)
In Search Of (History, Season 2)
Fancy Nancy (Disney Channel; Season 2)
Relentless with Kate Snow (Oxygen, new docuseries)
Freakshow Cakes (Food Network, new cooking competition series)
Beachfront Bargain Hunt (Discovery Family, new docuseries)

October 7:
All American (The CW, Season 2)
Black Lightning (The CW, Season 3)
Retro Report on PBS (PBS, new current events series)
Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (Disney Channel; Season 3)
Elena of Avalor (Disney Channel; Season 3)
Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings (Discovery, Season 3)
My Horror Story (Travel Channel, new docuseries; moved from October 21)
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (Adult Swim, new animated series)
Mount Pleasant (Acorn, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (Acorn, Season 3; U.S. premiere; final season)

October 11:
Charmed (The CW, Season 2)
Dynasty (The CW, Season 3)
Insatiable (Netflix, Season 2)
Gold Rush (Discovery, Season 10)
Ghost Nation (Travel Channel, new docuseries)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (Nickelodeon, new drama series revival)
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables (Disney Channel, new comedy series)
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (Logo, new reality competition series)
The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes (Oxygen, new docuseries)
The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West (Fuse, new talk/variety series)
The Birch (Facebook Watch, new drama series)
Five Points (Facebook Watch, new drama series)

October 13:
Why We Hate (Discovery, new documentary series)
Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America (AMC, new documentary miniseries)
Rise of the Supercarrier (Smithsonian Channel, new documentary miniseries)
Lonestar Vet (Nat Geo Wild, new docuseries)

October 14:
Desus & Mero (Showtime, Season 1B)
Letterkenny (Hulu, Season 7; new network)
Mickey’s Mixed-Up Adventures (Disney Channel, Season 3; fka Mickey and the Roadster Racers)
The Casagrandes (Nickelodeon, new animated comedy series)
The X Faxtor: Celebrity (AXS TV, Season 16)
These Woods Are Haunted (Travel Channel, Season 2)
El Señor de los Cielos (Telemundo, Season 7)
Ultimate Cowboy Showdown (INSP, new competition series)
This Promised Life (Acorn, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
The Time of Our Lives (Acorn, Season 2; U.S. premiere)

October 16:
Impulse (YouTube, Season 2)
Limetown (Facebook Watch, new drama series)

October 17:
BookTube (YouTube, new docuseries)

October 18:
Living with Yourself (Netflix, new comedy series)
Looking for Alaska (Hulu, new drama series)
Modern Love (Amazon Prime. new anthology comedy series)
Long Island Medium TLC, Season 12)

October 21:
Catherine the Great (HBO, new miniseries)
Rock the Block (HGTV, new docuseries)
Lost Cities with Albert Lin (National Geographic, new documentary series)
The Alaska Triangle (Travel Channel, new docuseries)
Mount Pleasant (Acorn, Season 2; U.S. premiere)
Could You Survive the Movies (YouTube, new documentary series)

October 22:
The Misery Index (TBS, new game show series)
Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin (Investigation Discovery, new true-crime docuseries)
Fixer to Fabulous (HGTV, new docuseries)

October 26:
The Kominsky Method (Netflix, Season 2)
Destination Fear (Travel Channel, new docuseries)

October 28:
Independent Lens (PBS, Season 18)
The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Cooking Channel, Season 10)
Stories from the Stage (World Channel, Season 3)
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (Acorn, Season 3; U.S. premiere)

October 30:
Baroness von Sketch Show (IFC, Season 4)
World’s Biggest Ghost Hunt: Pennhurst Asylum (A&E, new docuseries)

October 31:
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime, Season 2; moved from November 1)
The Strange Chores (ABC Me, new children’s animated series)

November 1:
Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! (Netflix, special season)
Vice Investigates (Hulu, new documentary series)
The Morning Show (Apple TV, new drama series)
See (Apple TV, new drama series)
For All Mankind (Apple TV, new drama series)
Dickinson (Apple TV, new comedy series)
Helpsters (Apple TV, new children’s series)
Snoopy in Space (Apple TV, new children’s series)
Oprah’s Book Club (Apple TV, new talk show series)
Ghostwriter (Apple TV, new children’s series revival)
90 Day Fiancé (TLC, Season 7)
CMT Nashville Squares (CMT, new game show series)
America’s Most Musical Family (Nickelodeon, new competition series)
Be Your Biggest Fan (IGTV, new lifestyle series)

November 3:
The Life of Earth (Smithsonian Channel, new documentary series)
Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge (Food Network, new cooking competition series)
Unearthed (Science Channel, Season 6)

November 4:
His Dark Materials (HBO, new drama series)
Christmas Cookie Challenge (Food Network, Season 3)
Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, Season 6)
Central Ave. (select Fox stations, preview of new talk-show series)
People Magazine Investigates (PeopleTV, Season 2)
Along Came the Ashley Sisters (YouTube, new docuseries)

November 5:
The Little Mermaid Live! (ABC, live special)
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, Season 2)
The Curse of Oak Island (History, Season 7)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (National Geographic Channel, Season 5; new network)
Welcome to Plathville (TLC, new docuseries)
WWE Backstage (FS1, new wrestling talk series)
Under A Rock with Tig Notaro Funny or Die, Season 2)
UCB Innovation Inc (Nerdist, new improv/sketch comedy series)

November 6:
The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo, Season 10)

November 7:
Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks (truTV, Season 2)

November 8:
Green Eggs and Ham (Netflix, new children’s animated series)
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays (Netflix, Season 2)
Gold Rush: White Water (Discovery, Season 3)
Black Love (OWN, Season 3B)
The Rocketeer (Disney Channel, new children’s animated series)
America’s Most Musical Family (Nickelodeon, new reality competition series)
Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks (truTV, Season 5)

November 9:
Alive (Epix, new docuseries)
The Lost Corvettes (History/FYI, new documentary miniseries)
Home Made Simple with Laila Ali (OWN, Season 9)
30 Minute Meals (Food Network, Season 29)
Blue Planet Now (BBC America’s Wonderstruck, new documentary miniseries)

November 10:
Shameless (Showtime, Season 10; moved from November 3)
Back to Life (Showtime, U.S. premiere of British comedy series; moved from October 6)
Dublin Murders (Starz, new drama series)
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, Season 4)
Thanksgiving Redemption (Food Network, new cooking competition series)
Lost Secrets (Travel Channel, new docuseries)
Unexplained and Unexplored (Science Channel, new docuseries)
All AXS Fantasy Football (AXS TV, new sports series)

November 11:
Blue’s Clue’s and You (Nickelodeon, new children’s series revival)
All Hail Beth (BRIC TV, new comedy series; moved from November 4)
Good Karma Hospital (Acorn, Season 3; U.S. premiere)

November 13:
The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park (AMC, new true-crime miniseries)

November 14:
Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy (UMC, Season 2)

November 15:
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime, Season 4; final season)
Dollface (Hulu, new comedy series)
The Toys That Made Us (Netflix, Season 3)
I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry (Netflix, new docuseries)
Caught on Camera: The Untold Stories (IDGO, new shortform docuseries)

November 16:
Big City Greens (Disney Channel, Season 2)
Prairie Dog Manor (Nat Geo Wild, new docuseries)
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Discovery Family, new children’s animated series)

November 18:
Love It or List It (HGTV, Season 15)
Blind Date (Bravo, new dating series revival)
Hometown Horror (Travel Channel, new docuseries; moved from October 11)

November 19:
Moonshiners (Discovery Channel, Season 9)
The Impossible Row (Discovery Go, new docuseries)

November 20:
Mad About You (Spectrum, new comedy series revival)

November 22:
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix, new musical anthology series)
Nailed It Holiday! (Netflix, Season 2)
The Dragon Prince (Netflix, Season 3)
Mortel (Netflix, new drama series)
Alta Mar (Netflix, new drama series)
The Feed (Amazon Prime, new drama series)
Holly Hobbie (Hulu, Season 2)

November 24:
Slow Burn (Epix, new docuseries)
Stone Cold” Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions (WWE Network, new talk-show series)

November 25:
College Behind Bars (PBS, new documentary miniseries)
Wrap Battle (Freeform, new reality competition series)

November 27:
Broken (Netflix, new drama series)
The Great Food Truck Race: Holiday Hustle (Food Network, Season 11)

November 28:
Merry Happy Whatever (Netflix, new comedy series)
Servant (Apple TV, new drama series)
Santa’s Baking Blizzard (Food Network, new cooking competition series)

November 29:
Mortel (Netflix, new kida series)
Sugar Rush Christmas (Netflix, new game show series)
Harley Quinn (DC Universe, new animated comedy series)
Top Elf (Nickelodeon, new reality competition series)

December 1:
Eastsiders (Netflix, Season 4; final season)
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of … (Reelz, Season 10C)
Holiday Wars (Food Network, new cooking competition series)
Holiday Gingerbread Showdown (Food Network, Season 2)

December 2:
Making It (NBC, Season 2)
Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On (A&E, new documentary miniseries; moved from November 24)

December 3:
Body Cam (Investigation Discovery, Season 2)
Homicide City: Charlotte (Investigation Discovery, new true-crime docuseries)
Sunnyside Up (Brat TV, new comedy series)

December 6:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime, Season 3)
Inside Edge (Amazon, Season 2)
Reprisal (Hulu, new drama series)
Triad Princess (Netflix, new drama series)
The Confession Killer (Netflix, new documentary miniseries)
Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show (Netflix, new comedy series)
Truth Be Told (Apple TV, new drama series)
Joe Pera Talks With You (Adult Swim, Season 2)
HBO Latino Presents: A Tiny Audience (HBO Latino, new music concert and talk series; sneak preview)

December 7:
Criminal Confessions (OWN, new docuseries)

December 8:
The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, new drama series)
Work in Progress (Showtime, new comedy series)
Expedition Bigfoot (Travel Channel, new docuseries)
Kids Baking Championship: North Pole Edition (Food Network, new competition series)

December 10:
Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways (NBC, new holiday miniseries)
The Harder Way (ESPN+, new sports docuseries)
Under the Influence (YouTube, new drama series)

December 12:
The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (ABC, Season 5)

December 13:
Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu, Season 3)
The Expanse (Amazon Prime, Season 4)
My Lottery Dream Home (HGTV, Season 8)

December 15:
The Christmas Caroler Challenge (The CW, new singing competition series)

December 16:
Laurel Canyon (Epix, new documentary miniseries)
It Feels Evil (Travel Channel, new docuseries)

December 18:
Soundtrack (Netflix, new drama series)
The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, new reunion miniseries)
Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV, Season 2)
Wisting (Sundance Now, Season 1; U.S. premiere of Norwegian drama)
Where in the Eff is Sarah Cincinnati? (Dropout, new game show series)

December 19:
Down from London (Topic, new comedy series)

December 20:
The Witcher (Netflix, new drama series)
Trending Fear (Travel Channel, new docuseries)

Deccember 21:
Road to the NHL Winter Classic (NBCSN/NHL Network, new season)

December 23:
It Feels Evil (Travel Channel, new docuseries)
Food Network Challenge (Food Network, new comeptition series revival)

December 24:
Lost in Space (Netflix, Season 2)

December 25:
Murdoch Mysteries (Acorn, Season 13; U.S. premiere)

December 27:
The Gift (Netflix, new drama series)
Ghost Loop (Travel Channel, new docuseries)

December 28:
Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network, Season 16)

December 29:
Flirty Dancing (Fox, new reality competition series; special preview)
Lost in the Wild (Travel Channel, new docuseries)

Meet the cast of Victoria series 3

Though the Palmerstons did not, in real life, host the Queen on their Irish estate when she visited the country in 1849, Lady Palmerston was acquainted with Queen Victoria and dined with her in England many times.

What else has Pandora Clifford been in? The actress has made recent appearances in Fearless, Press, and Doctors.

Edwin Thomas plays Mr Caine

Edwin Thomas plays Mr Caine

Who is Mr Caine? Bertie’s new tutor, who appears to make great strides in teaching the future king. But is that all there is to him?

What else has Edwin Thomas been in? You may have seen him in Midsomer Murders, The Happy Prince, or Endeavour.

Laura Morgan plays Florence Nightingale

Laura Morgan plays Florence Nightingale

Who is Florence Nightingale? You’ve almost certainly heard of Florence Nightingale, who pops up in the Victoria episode Foreign Bodies. She was a social reformer, statistician and nurse who became famous in the 1850s during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers.

  • Did London suffer a cholera outbreak – and did Queen Victoria meet Florence Nightingale?

What else has Laura Morgan been in? The actress’s screen credits include Maggie Cotton in serial killer drama Dark Angel, and Joan of Arc in The Hollow Crown.

Sam Swainsbury plays Dr John Snow

Sam Swainsbury plays Doctor Snow

Who is Doctor Snow? The physician’s finest moment came when he traced the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. He is also known for his work on anaesthesia and medical hygiene, leading to great understanding of the science behind disease.

What else has Sam Swainsbury been in? The actor has starred in the TV series Mum as Jason, and as Kevin Russell in Fearless. Credits also include Call the Midwife, Doctors, Atlantis, and a bit part in Thor: The Dark World. Sam Swainsbury stars alongside Daniel Mays, James Purefoy and Tuppence Middleton in the movie Fisherman’s Friends.

Nell Hudson plays Skerrett

Nell Hudson plays Skerrett

Who is Skerrett? Loosely based on a real-life member of Buckingham Palace’s serving staff, this character mysteriously appeared soon after Victoria became Queen with a recommendation from the Chiswick Institute. She became assistant to Jenkins (played by Eve Myles), the Queen’s prickly personal dresser, and rose swiftly through the ranks. Her relationship with palace chef, Francatelli, was the source of much drama in the first two series – but from the preview photos for series three, it looks like they’ve finally found happiness…

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What else has Nell Hudson been in? Outlander fans will known Hudson as Laoghaire MacKenzie, the wily young woman who is scorned by Sam Heughan’s Jamie. Before that she was relatively new to the scene, with a role in Holby City and some short film roles to her name.

Ferdinand Kingsley plays Francatelli

Ferdinand Kingsley plays Francatelli

Who is Francatelli? Based on a real chef in Victoria’s household, Charles Elme Francatelli is of Italian descent, but grew up in London and studied cookery in France. He departed the palace at the end of series two, but Skerrett was able to persuade him to return and the two finally became engaged during the Christmas special.

What else has Ferdinand Kingsley been in? With a surname like that you might wonder, but yes, Ferdinand is in fact Ben Kingsley’s son. Don’t define him by his surname, though – he’s made his own way in the acting world with roles in The Hollow Crown, Ripper Street, Borgia, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Dracula Untold.

Vincent Regan plays King Louis Philippe

Vincent Regan plays King Louis Philippe

Who is King Louis Philippe? The first time we met Louis Philippe, he was in his element as the King of France (and if you’ve noticed he now looks a little different – that’s because he was originally played by the actor Bruno Wolkowitch). At the outbreak of the French Revolution, he was forced to abdicate his crown and left Paris in disguise, calling himself Mr Smith, and fled to England. Now he’s humbled, his relationship with Victoria has changed greatly.

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What else has Vincent Regan been in? This isn’t the first time he’s played a royal: he was King Simon in The Royals. The actor also played Jasper Tudor in The White Princess, Chief Superintendent Jones in Snatch, Dominic Carter in Undercover, and Dion in Atlantis. He currently stars as Mason Elliot in the TV series Delicious.

Peter Bowles plays the Duke of Wellington

Peter Bowles plays the Duke of Wellington

Who is the Duke of Wellington? The Tory leader has been a good friend to the Queen, keeping an eye out for her when forces within his own party moved against her. He continued to provide guidance and support in series two.

What else has Peter Bowles been in? He’s probably best known for playing To The Manor Born’s Richard DeVere but Peter Bowles’s screen CV stretches to the manor and beyond. The star of The Irish RM, Rumpole of The Bailey, Perfect Scoundrels, The Bounder and Lytton’s Diary has made quite the name for himself on British television. And you’ve probably spotted him guest starring on The Sarah Jane Adventures and Citizen Khan too.

CJ Beckford plays Cuffay

CJ Beckford plays Cuffay

Who is Cuffay? A Chartist leader who rejected the timidity of some in the movement. The real-life Cuffay was the son of a former slave and a British woman, and was mixed-race.

What else has CJ Beckford been in? Aside from a handful of short films and a brief appearance in Venus vs Mars, CJ Beckford is a newcomer to our screens.

Kerr Logan plays Patrick Fitzgerald

Kerr Logan plays Patrick Fitzgerald

Who is Patrick Fitzgerald? An Irish Chartist, who befriends seamstress Abigail.

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What else has Kerr Logan been in? The actor first attracted attention as Matthos in Game of Thrones. He also played Conor in London Irish, Failey in My Family and Other Strangers and James McDermott in Alias Grace. He recently appeared in the TV shows Strike and Genius.

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, Lily Travers as Duchess Sophie Monmouth and Kate Fleetwood as Princess Feodora (Picture: ITV)

Victoria returns to our screens tonight as it continues to follow the life of Queen Victoria and the many challenges she faces while ruling the United Kingdom.

Jenna Coleman returns to the role as the 1800’s ruler, joined by Tom Hughes who plays her husband Prince Albert.

The third series will also see plenty of new faces providing support to the Queen, as well as new obstacles for her to overcome.

Victoria will come face-to-face with her half-sister Princess Feodora, while the new Prime Minister Lord John Russell also makes his first appearance.

Here is everything that you need to know about the newest characters to appear in the series.

Laurence Fox as Lord Henry Palmerston

Laurence Fox as Lord Henry Palmerston (Picture: ITV)

Lord Palmerston is introduced during the first episode of series three alongside Prime Minister Lord John Russell.

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Palmerston is working as the Foreign Secretary at the start of the new series but in real life we know that he went on to become the UK Prime Minister on two separate occasions.

The British politician will be played by 40-year-old Laurence Fox.

Laurence is best known for playing Detective Inspector James Hathaway in the detective drama Lewis.

He has also starred in The Frankenstein Chronicles, A Room with a View and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.

John Sessions as Lord John Russell

Actors Fenella Woolgar and John Sessions (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)

John Russell is the latest Prime Minister to feature in the show, although in real life his time in the position was relatively short.

The new PM advises the Queen during the first episode of the new series as she tries to keep the public happy.

In Victoria he is portrayed by actor and comedian John Sessions.

He is mostly known for his improvisational comedy and for appearing on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and QI.

He has also appeared in various dramas including Sherlock, Outlander, Shameless, Mr Selfridge, Skins and Hotel Babylon.

Kate Fleetwood as Princess Feodora

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria and Kate Fleetwood as Princess Feodora (Picture: ITV)

Kate Fleetwood will be playing the role of Queen Victoria’s half-sister Princess Feodora.

The two women were both daughters of Princess Victoria, but with different fathers.

Viewers are set to see some tension arise between the two sisters after she arrives at Buckingham Palace seeking sanctuary.

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Kate currently plays Nancy Birch in Harlots, a period drama which airs on ITV Encore in the UK and on Hulu in the US.

She has also appeared in Walking the Dead, EastEnders and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Other new cast members in Victoria

Sabrina Bartlett, who played Sophia in Da Vinci’s Demons and also had a small role in the sixth season of Game of Thrones, will also be joining the cast as Abigail Turner.

Other actors set to appear in the new series of Victoria include Siobhan O’Carroll as Lady Lyttelton, as well as C.J. Beckford as William Cuffay and Kerr Logan as Inspector Daubeny.

Ben Cartwright will also featured as Feargus O’Connor, who was an advocate for the Land Plan which aimed to help the working class with landholding requirements.

The Prime Minister Lord Melbourne’s sister Emily Temple will be played by actress Pandora Clifford, who has starred in Pirot and Taggart.

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