Spoiler alert!

While we can't talk in too much detail about season 2 yet, we'll be talking about some stuff that happens in Victoria season 1.

If you haven't seen it yet, you can stream all of season 1 here and get up to speed! Hurry, it's only available until September 24!

Victoria is back!

The critically acclaimed historical drama is back for another eight episode season.

The first season saw the young monarch navigate the struggles associated with being in power, politics and love at such a young age. The second season adds the role of mother to that list.


One month has passed since the young Queen gave birth to her first child. Victoria surprises her court by insisting that she returns to her royal duties.

This series will follow as she faces the very contemporary issue of juggling her work and family.

'In many ways Victoria’s dilemma is a modern one - how do you have a successful marriage and a happy family when you are holding down an important job. Can you really have it all?' says series creator, Daisy Goodwin.

Outside of this, it is hard to say exactly what the focus of this season will be.

Between 1840 and 1850, Queen Victoria would give birth to five more children, survive four attempts on her life and face the Great Famine in Ireland, amongst other events.

There's definitely no shortage of material for what is looking like a stellar second season!

New additions

Amongst the sea of returning characters there are a few new faces in the mix. 

Dame Diana Rigg:

A notable addition is BAFTA award-winning actress Dame Diana Rigg as a regular feature.

The Dame will be playing the Duchess of Buccleuch, the Queen's new Mistress of the Robes. 

From the teaser that came out recently, it seems as though the Dame's character will be comic relief but only time will tell!

Rufus Sewell?

It is also rumoured that Rufus Sewell will be returning to reprise his role as Lord Melbourne.

The former Prime Minister was a love interest of the Queen. He left when he realised that he was standing in the way of Victoria's relationship with Albert.

The Prince definitely won't be happy if Lord Melbourne does return...

When and where can I watch it?

Victoria season 2 launches Sunday 10 September at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1, you can also watch the simulcast online right here.

For those of you that watch in OnDemand be sure to save it to your favourites and we'll give you a heads up when it is here!