God Save the Queen! It’s time to break out your best tea set; Victoria returns to homes everywhere when Season 2 premieres January 14th.
But you don’t have to travel to Buckingham Palace to pay a visit to her majesty: in December, 2017 the series stars made a trip across the pond to meet with press, mingle with fans, and give us a glimpse of Season 2.
We’ve gathered the best moments from the trip here, in our recap of the cast’s USA excursion.
Late Night Sneak Peek
Series star Jenna Coleman appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to give an insider’s scoop on Season 2, including her family member’s cameo, the scary skill she had to learn, and the brood of babies joining the cast.
A Night With (TV) Royalty
Series stars and New York fans aligned at a PBS MASTERPIECE Season 2 cast screening and Q&A event! From selfies to sumptuous homemade costumes, watch this video of the MASTERPIECE PBS fan event to get your glimpse of this fun evening.
Questions, Answers, & Interesting Tidbits
Later at the event, Jenna Coleman (Victoria), Rufus Sewell (Lord Melbourne), Daisy Goodwin (Writer/Creator) and Damien Timmer (Executive Producer) joined MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton for a Q&A panel, which gave attending fans the chance to ask their burning questions.
One fan wondered, “What about Victoria’s personality or her surroundings that really gave her the grit to be the tremendous leader that she was?”
Writer/Creator Daisy Goodwin answered, “I think it’s because she had a very miserable upbringing. She was literally under house arrest for most of her childhood…A lesser woman might have just accepted that and become their sort of creature, as it were, but…I think it was through adversity she learned a kind of strength that got her through her adult life.”
Jenna, Rufus, and Daisy joined Mary Harris of Midday on WNYC and discussed what they each love about Victoria, how the Queen revolutionized royal births, and the modern-day monarchy.
Inspired by Victorian fashion, Jenna Coleman recently appeared in InStyle and explored the many layers (literally) of her character.
Coleman told Instyle, “After seven months of filming, I wanted to throw my corset in the bin,” she says. “You’re forced to walk around so demurely when you wear one, and I honestly don’t know how women did it. They wore so many layers too. Each dress basically has a big duvet underneath.”
Victoria Season 2 premieres Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE!