Victoria

Free Season 2 Preview Screening
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Over 80 guests bravely fared the coldest day in Buffalo’s history to get a sneak preview of Season 2 of “Masterpiece: Victoria” in the WNED-TV Studios. Buffalo actress Leah Berst beautifully portrayed the young Queen at the event and posed for photos with guests and several volunteers also dressed in period costumes. WNED Senior Program Director Kathryn Larsen shared some clips from upcoming 2018 WNED programs, and tested the audience’s Victoria knowledge with a trivia contest. The audience enjoyed popcorn while seeing the first episode of season 2 which they thoroughly enjoyed. The event closed with a drawing for the Victoria DVD sets.

All agreed it was the perfect antidote to a frigid January day!


One of the highest-rated dramas on PBS in 20 years, Victoria’s premiere season was hailed as a “gem” by The Hollywood Reporter and a “breakout hit” by Harpers Bazaar. The series returns for Season 2 on January 14th, 2018!

In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria in a highly anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the first woman to seem to have it all.

In Season 2, Jenna Coleman returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. The action resumes one month after Victoria gives birth to her first child. When she decides to quickly return to her royal duties she has the entire monarchy talking.

Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg, who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Tom Hughes reprises his role as the queen’s dashing consort, Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell returns as the smoldering Lord Melbourne.