Victoria series 2 preview: ITV unveil first trailer for the new series

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ITV has revealed a new promo for series 2 of Victoria ahead of its return to TV screens.

The clip sees Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes joined by Dame Diana Rigg on second series of Victoria, which aired its first series last year.

The one minute trailer previews the upcoming season, which begins on TV in the "autumn".

It comes after ITV revealed the first details about Victoria series 2, including the cast and some special guest stars.

Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Tom Hughes (The Game) both their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, joined by Dame Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones) who was previously announced to play the Duchess of Bucchleuch, the young Queen’s new Mistress of the Robes, in the upcoming series.

Meanwhile, award-winning actor Martin Compston will be making a guest appearance in the drama.

The Line Of Duty star will play Dr. Robert Traill, a key campaigner in the petition to gain awareness and support for those suffering from the potato famine in Ireland during the 1840s.

French actor Bruno Wolkowitch (Spin) will also be guest starring in the upcoming series as French King Louis Philippe, who Queen Victoria visits on her first outing to France.

Further names announced to join the second series include Emerald Fennell (Call The Midwife), Jo Stone-Fewings (The Hollow Crown), Leo Suter (Maleficent) and Michael Maloney (Paranoid).

Series two will follow Queen Victoria as she faces the new challenge of motherhood.

Picking up six weeks after the first series ended, the second instalment establishes Victoria as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen.

However, with Prince Albert still struggling to find a role for himself, there is an inevitable power struggle between husband and wife.

Series 2 of Victoria will air on ITV later this year.

A launch is expected sometime in September.

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