Daisy Goodwin’s “Victoria” is a period drama that, as the title suggests, follows the titular character as she navigates the many challenges she faced as queen of the British Empire. Quickly following the 2016 premiere of its first season, the show was hailed for its historical authenticity and the great talents of its cast.
Even its lavish output has found widespread acclaim over the years. If you, like many others, were attracted by the “soapy” yet intriguing style of this historical drama, you are probably wondering when Victoria Season 4 will be released. What we know is detailed below.
Victoria Season 4 Renewal Status
On January 13, 2019, PBS premiered the third season of the historical drama series. While this was going on, cast and crew members began dropping indications about Victoria Season 4 well before the third season’s premiere. Daisy Goodwin, in conversation with a journalist, described the writing for Season 4 of Victoria as “absolutely humdinger.” She continued by hinting that a major character would be killed off in the next fourth season of the show.
The next season hasn’t been shown in over three years, but there have been no announcements on when it will begin filming. Therefore, without any verifiable information, it is quite difficult to predict when the next season would be released. Nonetheless, there are reports that the second season could premiere as early as the year 2022. However, at this time it is merely conjecture.
Victoria Season 4 Release Date
At the conclusion of Victoria’s third season, many questions remained unresolved. It’s likely that production on season four has already begun. There has been no confirmed release date for the fourth season of Victoria. Therefore, we are unlikely to give a specific release date at this time.
From her accession to the British throne at the age of 18 (1837) to her intense friendship and fascination with her favorite advisor, Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), to her courtship and early marriage (1840) to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) of Germany, to the birth of their firstborn and eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal (born 1840), the first season depicts the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria (portrayed by Jenna Coleman).
The second season chronicles Victoria’s reign, during which she faced many challenges as the youngest British monarch, including the Anglo-Afghan War (1838–1842), the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, and domestic disputes with her husband and children.
Victoria and Albert have six children and are in their early 30s at the start of the third season, all while dealing with marital issues that will rise and fall throughout the show. Victoria’s political relationship with the charismatic Lord Palmerston, the unexpected arrival of Queen Victoria’s estranged maternal half-sister, Princess Feodora, at the palace, and a forbidden romance between one of the Queen’s ladies and a footman all feature prominently in the third season. Albert’s ongoing efforts to discover his place, culminating in The Great Exhibition (1851), and his efforts to mold his eldest son into a king also feature prominently. The series ends on a cliffhanger that alludes to the beginning of Albert’s health problems.
Victoria Cast and characters
- Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria
- Tom Hughes as Prince Albert, Victoria’s husband
- Peter Bowles as The Duke of Wellington, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Catherine Flemming as The Duchess of Kent, Victoria’s mother who is widow of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
- Daniela Holtz as Baroness Lehzen, Victoria’s governess[
- Nell Hudson as Nancy Skerrett, Principal Dresser to the Queen
- Ferdinand Kingsley as Mr Francatelli, Royal Chef to the Queen
- Tommy Knight as Archibald Brodie, Bell Boy to the Queen
- Nigel Lindsay as Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Eve Myles as Mrs Jenkins, Senior Dresser to the Queen
- David Oakes as Prince Ernest, Albert’s brother who is the Queen’s first cousin
- Paul Rhys as Sir John Conroy, the Duchess of Kent’s comptroller
- Adrian Schiller as Mr Cornelius Penge, footman at Kensington Palace; later footman at Buckingham Palace
- Peter Firth as King Ernest Augustus, Victoria’s paternal uncle
- Alex Jennings as King Leopold, King of the Belgians who is Victoria’s and Albert’s uncle, the Duchess of Kent’s younger brother
- Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Bebe Cave as Lady Wilhelmina Paget (née Coke), Lord Alfred’s wife
- Margaret Clunie as Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland, the Queen’s lady-in-waiting
- Tilly Steele as Miss Cleary, Junior Dresser to the Queen
- Leo Suter as Mr Drummond, Sir Robert Peel’s private secretary
- Jordan Waller as Lord Alfred Paget, Clerk Marshal to the Queen
- Anna Wilson-Jones as Lady Emma Portman, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen
- Diana Rigg as Matilda, Duchess of Buccleuch, the Queen’s lady-in-waiting
- Nicholas Audsley as Charles, Duke of Monmouth, the Duchess of Monmouth’s husband
- Sabrina Bartlett as Abigail Turner, Lady’s maid to the Queen
- David Burnett as Joseph Weld, Footman at Buckingham Palace
- Kate Fleetwood as Princess Feodora, Victoria’s half-sister
- Bruno Wolkowitch and Vincent Regan as King Louis Philippe, King of the French
- Lily Travers as Sophie, Duchess of Monmouth, the Queen’s lady-in-waiting
- John Sessions as Lord John Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Laurence Fox as Lord Palmerston, Foreign Secretary
Victoria Season 4 Plot
The subsequent third season focused on the growing popularity of the Chartist movement in 19th-century London. Victoria was eventually pressured into leaving. And take her to Cornwall for a while to be secure. Feodora Victoria, Victoria’s estranged sister, arrived at the royal court to find a growing chasm between her and Prince Albert. This put their marriage in danger. Not only was the cholera epidemic in London claiming many lives, but Lord Palmerston was also actively working to destroy the monarchy.
When Season 4 of Victoria finally premieres, it will take up the tale just where it left off in Season 3. The plot of the next fourth season is largely unknown. The third season’s focus on the Great Exhibition suggests that the fourth season of Victoria will pick up in 1851. One of the main characters will perish this season as it follows Queen Victoria through the murky waters of her reign.
Where to watch Victoria Season 4?
Fans of “Victoria,” who may have to wait a while for the show to return, can watch the first three seasons for free on Amazon Prime and Vudu right now.