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It’s Official: PBS to Air 'Victoria' Season 3 in January 2019

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria in Season 2 episode "The Luxury of Conscience" (Photo:  Courtesy of ©ITVStudios2017 for MASTERPIECE)

The highly anticipated third season of period drama Victoria has an official U.S. airdate!

Stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Season 3 will begin in 1848 as the royal couple faces the challenges of their growing family and worries that the riots and revolutions breaking out across Europe will make their way to England’s shores.

PBS Confirms 'Victoria' Season 2 Will Air in January 2018

A photo of Victoria, Albert and their daughter from "Victoria" Season 2. (Photo: Courtesy of GARETH GATTRELL/ITV Plc for MASTERPIECE)

It’s official: The highly-anticipated second season of popular period drama Victoria will premiere in January 2018 on Masterpiece.

Victoria’s first season was quite a success here in the U.S., clocking in at over 16.2 million viewers. That’s the second highest-rated PBS drama in 20 years – second, of course, only to the mega-popular Downton Abbey. So it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that Victoria is getting the exact same scheduling treatment Downton did.