‘VICTORIA’ TV SERIESSECOND SEASON TRAILER OUT!
While the buzz around the finale of the latest season of BBC’s Poldark was reaching its zenith yesterday, rival ITV did something deliciously naughty: they released the first trailer for the second season of their VICTORIA series (which won ratings battle last year when it aired together with Poldie on Sunday nights). You can check it out below featuring lead stars Jennna Coleman as queen Victoria, Tom Hughes as her husband and David Oakes as his dashing brother Prince Ernest, as well as some new faces like Diana Rigg who arrives as Victoria’s new Mistress of Robes! In the new season that starts this Autumn, the queen will be struggling with motherhood, marriage and ruling an evil monarchy.
There will also be a two hour Victoria Christmas Special this year
Introducing ITV’s new period drama set in a fancy hotel – could this be the new Downton?0 By Eleanor Bley GriffithsFriday 9 December 2016 at 10:59AM
What better place to set a TV drama than a London hotel? All those guests coming and going while the staff manage crisis after crisis… the potential is huge. Add in the Second World War and you get ITV’s new series, The Halcyon.
With a little bit of Downton Abbey and a little bit of Mr Selfridge in the mix, ITV are hoping for a period drama ratings hit. The show focuses on the workings of classy hotel The Halcyon in the run-up to the Blitz, with plenty of political intrigue, betrayal, infidelity – as well as storylines featuring inter-racial relationships and homosexual love.
What time will The Halcyon be on ITV?The eight-part drama series will begin on January 2nd at 9pm on ITV
Who stars in The Halcyon?Having revealed her powerful singing voice for The Sound of Music, Kara Tointon plays the hotel bar’s singer Betsey Day. Steven Mackintosh is hotel manager Mr Garland, while his boss Lord Hamilton is played by Alex Jennings (you might recognise him as Victoria’s King Leopold, or The Crown’s Duke of Windsor – Jennings is fast becoming one of the most familiar faces in the world of period drama). The glorious Olivia Williams is his wife Lady Hamilton, while their sons Freddie and Toby are played by Jamie Blackley and Edward Bluemel. Hermione Corfield has a breakout role as Emma Garland (working in the family business) while Matt Ryan – best known for starring in Constantine – puts on an American accent to play journalist Joe O’Hara.