​​Will There Be ‘Victoria’ Season 4? ‘No Plans’ for Future Episodes, ITV Has Said

TL; DR: 

  • New episodes of Victoria last aired on PBS in 2019. 
  • U.K. broadcaster ITV has said it has “no plans” at the moment for Victoria Season 4
  • Victoria star Jenna Coleman will appear in The Sandman on Netflix later in 2022. 

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Queen Victoria ruled the U.K. for more than six decades, but her reign on TV was much shorter. New episodes of Victoria last aired on PBS in 2019. Since then, fans have been waiting for word on if – and when – the show might return.

Unfortunately, it looks like Victoria has come to an end. The show’s U.K. broadcaster saying it has no plans to move forward with season 4. 

Jenna Coleman had hinted that ‘Victoria’ might return

Victoria premiered in the U.S. in early 2017. Season 2 followed in 2018, and season 3 arrived in January 2019. Since then, there have been no further episodes of the show, which follows Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) in the early years of her reign and her marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). 

However, in early 2021, Coleman hinted that Victoria Season 4 might be in the works. 

“We are in the process of discussing it at the moment and timelines,” she told the Mirror. “The problem is there’s too much story. Effectively I could play this part until I am well into my 60s.”

“But obviously, at the moment, there is only a certain age that I could take it up to – unless I am in prosthetics every day for hours on end,” the 35-year-old actor added. 

At the end of Victoria Season 3, it was 1851 and Coleman’s character was in her early 30s. Queen Victoria died in 1901 at age 81.

ITV shared an update on the status of ‘Victoria’ Season 4 

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria, wearing a hat and standing on the beach, in 'Victoria' Season 3
Jenna Coleman in ‘Victoria’ | Courtesy of ITV Plc for MASTERPIECE

Unfortunately for fans of the regal period drama, it looks like progress on Victoria Season 4 has stalled. 

“There are no plans presently to film Victoria, but that’s not to say we won’t revisit the series with the production team at a later date,” U.K. broadcaster ITV told Radio Times in July 2021. According to PBS, the show is currently on hiatus. 

That’s bound to be disappointing news for fans, who were left hanging after season 3’s cliffhanger ending. In the finale, Albert collapsed in front of his wife and Duchess Sophie (Lily Travers) was on the verge of fleeing her abusive husband for a new life with a footman named Joseph (David Burnett). 

Not long after season 3 aired, Victoria’s creator, Daisy Goodwin, said she was already thinking about a possible fourth season. 

 “I am working on series four at the moment and that’s going to be an absolute humdinger, because… well, you can go to Wikipedia to find out!” she told Digital Spy in March 2019. 

“Somebody dies and someone new comes on the scene, so there is a lot to play with there,” she added. “I’ve really got back into it and am really enjoying writing it.”

Jenna Coleman will play Johanna Constantine in Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’

While fans keep their fingers crossed that they might someday see Victoria Season 4, Coleman has been keeping busy.  

She played Marie-Andrée Leclerc, the girlfriend and accomplice of real-life killer Charles Sobhraj, in the 2021 Netflix series The Serpent. Later in 2022, she’ll appear in The Sandman, also on Netflix. She’ll play Johanna Constantine in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed graphic novel.  

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