Watch an Extended Sneak Peek of Period Drama ‘Victoria’

The highly anticipated period drama Victoria officially wrapped filming a few weeks ago, and though it’s going to be a while before the lavish series shows up on our televisions, you can still get a sneak peek right now of what’s in store for us when it finally does.  

The drama stars Doctor Who alum Jenna Coleman as the titular monarch, who ruled England for 63 years. This series aims to tell the story of her ascension to the throne at the age of 18, through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

PBS and Masterpiece have released an extended first look at the upcoming series that clocks in at nearly three and a half minutes long.  The clip features a very nervous-looking Victoria following her coronation, as she greets the Lords of the realm and her people for the first time as Queen.

Watch for yourself below: 


Okay, that last bit, when she officially claims her name? That’s awesome, and I am officially psyched for this show. (Fine, fine, I was already pretty excited for this show, but this snippet definitely made me more so. It looks really good!)

Victoria is set to premiere this fall in the UK on ITV and will air in the US in January of 2017, inheriting Downton Abbey’s old timeslot on Sunday nights.

Are you looking forward to Victoria?