(from PBS's press release, August 2017) Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all - romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom - on Victoria, Season 2, airing in seven episodes created and scripted by bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin (The Fortune Hunter), premiering January 14, 2018 on MASTERPIECE on PBS. More than 16.2 million viewers tuned in for Victoria's premiere season, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years - second only to Downton Abbey. Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, The Avengers), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court's new Mistress of the Robes - a fount of old-fashioned good sense for the queen, who is now in the throes of motherhood. Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) stars as the queen's smoldering consort, Prince Albert. Also returning from last season are Nell Hudson (Outlander) as Nancy Skerrett, newly promoted to the queen's chief dresser, whose secrets are yet to be revealed, and Ferdinand Kingsley (Borgia) as Charles Francatelli, the royal chef whose love for Nancy was spurned at the end of Season 1.