Goodwin said: “Series three will start in 1848 which was a hugely dramatic and eventful time for both the royal family and Europe, with revolutions on the continent and uncertainty around the monarchy.
“Viewers can expect more drama than ever before in the third series.”
Victoria is commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill, who said that ITV looked forward to “regaling audiences with the next part of the illustrious Queen’s reign.”
Damien Timmer from production company Mammoth Screen added that the period series three will cover was “filled to the brim with royal scandals, political skirmishes and constitutional crises, as new historical figures enter the saga to challenge Victoria and Albert as never before.”
Goodwin revealed she was writing a special episode for Christmas 2017 over a year ago. Speaking at the Radio Times Television Festival, she said: “I know it’s going to be utterly brilliant and there’ll be a lot of snow in it.”