Idaho Public Television invites the public to attend a free screening of the first hour of the Season 2 premiere episode of Victoria on Masterpiece. Screenings will be held at three locations around Idaho:
Treasure Valley – Village Cinema, Meridian
January 8, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Pocatello – ISU Pond Student Union Bengal Theater
January 9, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Hayden (ages 21+) – Hayden Discount Cinema
January 10, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
The events are free, but registration is required at idahoptv.org.
About Victoria, Season 2 on Masterpiece
Jenna Coleman returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all — romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom — on Victoria, Season 2, airing in seven episodes that begin airing Jan. 14, 2018, on Masterpiece on Idaho Public Television.
Season 2 finds Victoria adapting to motherhood after the birth of her first child, a daughter (to the disappointment of many). Meanwhile, the disaster of the Anglo-Afghan War unfolds abroad, and the catastrophic Irish potato famine begins to wreak havoc. In other foreign affairs, a royal state visit to France is in the offing.
Most intriguing to Prince Albert is the budding Industrial Revolution, which is now sweeping England. There is Charles Babbage’s mechanical calculator, a collaborative project with the bewitching Ada Lovelace, daughter of the scandalous Lord Byron. Then there is William Fothergill Cooke’s miraculous electrical telegraph, not to mention Marc Isambard Brunel’s daring—and dangerous—Thames Tunnel.
Tom Hughes stars as the queen’s smoldering consort, Prince Albert. Also returning from last season are Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne, Victoria’s first prime minister and intimate friend; Nell Hudson as Nancy Skerrett, newly promoted to the queen’s chief dresser, whose secrets are yet to be revealed; and Ferdinand Kingsley as Charles Francatelli, the royal chef whose love for Nancy was spurned at the end of Season 1.
Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg, who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes — a fount of old-fashioned good sense for the queen, who is now in the throes of motherhood.