Jenna Coleman truly becomes Queen Victoria in this brand new promo image for ITV’s upcoming Queen Victoria series.
“What can this girl possibly do to serve her country? – @itv’s #Victoria coming 2016,” the show’s official Instagram captions with the painting-like image of Jenna.
An eight-part mini-series, Victoria centers on the early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
“Victoria is about the most famous monarch and world leader ever, yet what makes it appealing is the common humanity in Victoria; we see her girlish excitement, we see her fall in love, we see her petulance and anger, and we empathise with it,” ITV’s head of drama Steve November shared in a new interview. “It’s about the points where their lives touch ours.”
In tonight’s episode, “Under The Lake”, when an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by Ghosts?
“Under the Lake” airs TONIGHT, October 3rd @ 9PM ET/PT on BBC America.
The 28-year-old actress confirmed the rumors this morning on BBC Radio with the exciting announcement that she’s headed to ITV’s new mini series, Victoria.
“I have left the Tardis – it’s happened,” Jenna shared. “I’ve filmed my last scenes….It’s been in the works for a very long time. Steven [Moffat] and I sat down a year and a half ago and tried to work out the best place to do it and tell a really good story. We’re not going to give any details but it will happen at some point this season… We worked out a really good story arc out so hopefully people will love it.”
She added about taking on the titular role of Victoria, who ruled Britian for 63 years, “She is a vivid, strong, inspirational and utterly fascinating woman in British history and I can’t wait to tell her story.”
The upcoming season follows the Doctor and Clara as they embark on reckless adventures, going on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Viking villages, a global Zygon uprising, and through hidden alien dens, to the very end of time itself.
Meeting monsters old and new, the Doctor will come face to face with Missy (Michelle Gomez), a city of Daleks, deadly mercenaries called the Mire, terrifying ghosts and more.
“He hasn’t got a plan yet,” Jenna Coleman‘s Clara Oswald tells Maisie‘s mysterious character in the new trailer of the Doctor (Peter Capaldi). “But he will have…and it will be spectacular.”
Showrunner Steven Moffatrecently told press about Maisie‘s character that “she is a brand new character. She is not someone from the Doctor’s past…It’s a great part and she’s terrific in it. It will develop in unexpected ways. Once you see what she’s up to in the show, you’ll appreciate what a clever [idea that was]. It’s a significant role. We’re not throwing her away.”
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, September 19th @ 9PM ET/PT on BBC America.
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