FIRST LOOK: Jenna Coleman as young Queen Victoria (VIDEO)

ITV has released a short preview of its major new drama series Victoria, featuring Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman as a young Queen Victoria and Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne.

The ambitious eight-part saga follows the early life of Queen Victoria from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

The series chronicles the public and private life of one of history’s most interesting and influential monarchs.

Rufus Sewell plays Lord Melbourne, Victoria’s first prime minister, while Tom Hughes stars as Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert.

Victoria will air on ITV later this year.

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