ITV has announced that royal drama Victoria has been recommissioned for a second series following ratings success.
The first series, which started in late August and now has two episodes left to air, has averaged 7.7 million viewers so far, making it ITV’s highest rating drama this year.
In it, Jenna Coleman stars as the young queen and Tom Hughes as her cousin, and future husband, Albert.
Both have confirmed that they will reprise their roles in the next series. It is not yet known which cast members from series one will join them.
Daisy Goodwin, who wrote and executive produced the show, said: “Even though she reigned in the 19th Century, Victoria is a heroine for our times.”
“In the next series she faces the very modern dilemma of how to juggle children with her husband and her job. As Victoria will discover, it’s hard to be a wife, a mother and ruler of the most powerful nation on earth,” she said.
Damien Timmer added: “The next few years of Victoria's reign are packed full of extraordinary real life events, with constitutional crises, scandals at court and personal challenges aplenty for the Queen and Prince Albert.”
Watch the trailer for the current series of Victoria: