In 2016, PBS broadcasted a show called “Victoria,” which was based on the life of a young Queen Victoria when she first ascended to the throne of Britain in the 1830s, when she was only 18 years old, as a direct competitor to Netflix’s “The Crown.”
“The Serpent,” a new Netflix true-crime series, stars Jenna Coleman as the title character, an actress who many will recognize from “Doctor Who” and the new “Doctor Who” spinoff “The Serpent.” The show, which is based on the real Queen Victoria’s life, follows her early years as she takes control of unruly statesmen, falls in love with Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes, and becomes a mother.
Victoria’s early years are covered as she takes control of unruly statesmen, falls in love with Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes, and becomes a mother. “Victoria” depicts the queen’s efforts to maintain a healthy balance between her personal life and her role as monarch as things change quickly in a rapidly expanding Great Britain.
The first season of “Victoria” consisted of eight episodes and premiered on August 28, 2016, with Season 2 following closely behind in the year 2017. The third season was released a little later than the previous two, with a premiere date of January 13, 2019, in the United States and March 24, 2019, in the United Kingdom.
“Victoria” Season 3 was released last year, and the show has been slow to announce anything about a possible fourth season. However, new information from Coleman suggests that Season 4 is almost certainly on the way.
Here’s what we know so far about the fourth season of “Victoria.”
Victoria Season 4 Cast
Aside from Coleman and Hughes, “Victoria” features a large ensemble cast of well-known British performers, many of whom will be familiar to viewers. Rupert Sewell, who will next be seen in the film “Old,” as Lord Melbourne, a friend and longstanding mentor of Victoria, throughout Seasons 1 and 2. Catherine Flemming portrays the queen’s mother, Lady Kent, throughout the first and second seasons.
Among those who have been in all three seasons so far are Peter Bowles, who has played the Duke of Wellington, Nell Hudson, who has played Nancy Skerrett, Ferdinand Kingsley, who plays Mr. Francatelli, and Jordan Waller, who has played Lord Aldred Paget.
When it comes to who might be returning for Season 4 of “Victoria,” there are a few folks who had pivotal roles in Season 3 who will almost certainly appear in future episodes. Concerning politics, there are characters such as Lord Palmerston (Laurence Fox), Lord John Russell (John Sessions), and Feargus O’Connor (Ben Cartwright) who are members of the Chartist movement.
Along with Victoria, there’s Princess Feodora (Kate Fleetwood), Sophie, Victoria’s maternal half-sister, the Duchess of Monmouth (Lily Travers), and Joseph Weld, the footman with whom Sophie has an affair (David Burnett). Season 4 will most likely continue the storylines of several of these characters, while also introducing a handful of new characters that will have an impact on Queen Victoria’s life in some way.
Victoria Season 4 Plot
‘Victoria’ is a period drama that is full of action and drama, and it concludes on a major cliffhanger when Prince Albert falls directly in front of Victoria. The season comes to a close in the year 1851 with the Great Exhibition, which Albert is instrumental in organizing.
As a result of the fact that the real Prince Albert didn’t die until 1861, there is still a lot of his narrative to be presented in the film “Victoria.” Queen Victoria has two additional children after the events of Season 3, Prince Leopold and Princess Beatrice, and the Crimean War begins in 1853, following the events of Season 3.
On the subject of “Victoria,” Season 4 will very certainly include a more in-depth examination of the challenges Victoria and Albert encounter as a couple, such as their debates over how to raise their three children. A heated argument between the pair and Victoria’s half-sister Feodora about her decision on who to marry off her daughter occurs at the conclusion of Season 3.
After all, Victoria and Albert had nine children of their own, so it’s a difficult decision that they will have to make soon enough. Another important character, Lord Palmerston, decides to remain in London with his wife in order to pursue his political ambitions of becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Of course, it’s probable that “Victoria” will move forward in time a little bit, given the large number of significant events that took place during Queen Victoria’s lengthy life that will be covered. Hopefully, when the circumstances surrounding “Victoria” Season 4 become more solid, more information concerning probable plotlines will be disclosed.
Victoria Season 4 Release Date
It’s quite difficult to estimate a release date for “Victoria” Season 4 because there hasn’t been a clear schedule revealed or even a pattern of previous season releases to use to determine when fans would be able to expect a new season.
Coleman talked with The Mirror in January 2021 about the future of the company “In response, Victoria stated that “we are now in the process of discussing it as well as deadlines.” The problem is that there is just too much narrative… I could easily continue to perform in this role until I am well into my 60s.” Even if this seems positive for the future of the program, it creates a significant challenge for the production team behind “Victoria.”
Because Queen Victoria reigned for the longest period of time in the United Kingdom until Queen Elizabeth II exceeded her record in 2015, the play has a lot of material to cover throughout the course of its run. In the comparable show “The Crown,” the actors portraying the characters change every two seasons as the characters grow older.
It’s uncertain how long “Victoria” will be on the air, or whether Coleman will remain in the role of the title character. Looking simply at “Victoria” Season 4, it appears like everyone involved wants the show to continue for a fourth season, but it’s difficult to estimate when that will happen. If the conversations continue to progress in a positive manner, it is feasible that viewers may be treated to new episodes next year.