Mark your calendars for January, and watch the season preview now

By Southern Living
December 18, 2018
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The new year promises to bring fresh seasons of our favorite shows, and there's one in particular we just can't wait to watch. Victoria, a series that airs on ITV in the U.K. and Masterpiece on PBS in the U.S., is our latest historical drama obsession. We devoured the show's first two seasons, and we're now marking our calendars, because the third season premieres on Masterpiece on PBS in January 2019.

According to PBS, Victoria begins in 1837, when "a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world." The series premiered in 2016 and stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes as England's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The first two seasons of the series followed Queen Victoria as she became a monarch at age 18, met and married her husband, and navigated the complexities of her role as queen. The third season will bring new challenges and responsibilities for Queen Victoria both on the throne and at home. Watch the preview below for glimpses of a few familiar faces and the storylines that will emerge in the new season.

Watch the season 3 official preview:

Season three will add new cast members as well. According to PBS, new faces include Laurence Fox (Lewis, Becoming Jane) as Lord Palmerston; Kate Fleetwood (Les Misérables, Macbeth) as Victoria's sister, Princess Feodora of Leiningen; Lily Travers (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Me Before You) as Duchess Sophie of Monmouth; and Nicholas Audsley (The White Princess, Foyle's War) as her husband, the Duke of Monmouth.

Set your DVRs: The new season will premiere with episode one, "Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears the Crown" on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 9/8c on Masterpiece on PBS.

For more information on Victoria season three, check out the Masterpiece on PBS "Everything You Need to Know" FAQ and this season three teaser Q&A with the cast. You can also catch up on past episodes at (Seasons one and two are available via PBS Passport.)

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Will you tune in to Masterpiece on PBS to watch the latest season of Victoria next month? Who are your favorite characters, and who do you hope to see more of in season three?