The ‘Victoria’ Season 3 Trailer Depicts a Country in Crisis

Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes in the "Victoria" Season 3 key art (Photo: Courtesy of PBS/MASTERPIECE)

PBS Masterpiece has released its first full trailer for highly anticipated third season of period drama Victoria

This latest preview gives us a bit more context for the new season than the first teaser clip released back in October.

Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes are back as Victoria and Albert, obviously; complete with a growing brood of (suddenly older) children.

It introduces Harlots actress Kate Fleetwood as Victoria’s half-sister Feodora, who makes a sudden – and perhaps quite dramatic – reappearance in the queen’s life this year.  As someone who’s been married off to a penniless German prince it’s certainly possible that she might experience some jealousy over the fact that her elder sister is living it up as Queen of England. 

Plus, we get our first look at Inspector Lewis star Laurence Fox as the flamboyant and often quite belligerent Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston.

Watch for yourselves below. 


Season 3 will be set in 1848, as revolutions take place in Europe and the Chartist movement grows stronger at home. Victoria and Albert fear that the turbulent global political climate could have a lasting negative effect on their rule in England.

“It’s a time when the whole of Europe is falling apart,” creator Daisy Goodwin said during PBS's session at the biannual Television Critics Association Press Tour earlier this year. “French kings were getting thrown off the throne, there were riots in Berlin. It’s all going pear-shaped.”

Victoria Season 3 kicks off on Sunday, January 13, 2019 on Masterpiece. If you need to catch up before the new episodes begin, you can stream Seasons 1 and 2 via PBS Passport, or check out our recaps of every episode to date right here on the blog.

Are you looking forward to the new season? What would you like to see? Let’s discuss in the comments.


Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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