Following the conclusion of the first series of ITV’s ‘Victoria tonight, a grand 3-disc DVD box set will be released tomorrow.
Along with the 8 episodes are a great set of extras including cast interviews, a closer look at the relationships of Victoria & Albert and Victoria and her beloved Prime Minister Lord Melbourne. There is a tour of Buckingham Palace, a look at the CGI magic used in the series and a visit behind the scenes of the making of the show.
Victoria’ stars Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman in the titular role along with Rufus Sewell (Lord Melbourne) and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert. The cast also featured Torchwood’s very own Eve Myles, Tommy Knight (The Sarah Jane Adventures) and a host of other familiar faces from the world of Who
Throughout the series, viewers were able to follow the early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Victoria is made by Mammoth Screen, producers of Poldark (BBC One) and Endeavour (ITV), and is created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, in her screenwriting debut. Daisy serves as executive producer alongside Dan McCulloch (Endeavour, Indian Summers) and Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director Damien Timmer (Parade’s End, Poldark).
The hugely successful series will be back for a second with Jenna Coleman in 2017. The show’s creator Daisy Goodwin also revealed recently in a Q&A with the Radio Times this sumptuous show will get its own Christmas special next year. Perfectly filling a gap left by the award-winning ‘Downton Abbey’.