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ITV offers first-look video of Jenna Coleman in 'Victoria'

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Karen Butler
Victoria star Jenna Coleman at the Lulu Guinness Paint Project event in London on July 11, 2013. File photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock
"Victoria" star Jenna Coleman at the Lulu Guinness Paint Project event in London on July 11, 2013. File photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- ITV has released a short preview of its historical drama series Victoria, featuring Jenna Coleman as a young Queen Victoria and Rufus Sewell as Lord Melbourne.

The eight-part drama is to premiere later this year.

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It follows the royal from her accession to the throne at the age of 18 through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert, played here by Tom Hughes.

"The series chronicles the public and private life of one of history's most interesting and influential monarchs," the British broadcaster promised in a press release.

Coleman is best known for her roles on TV's Doctor Who and in the current big-screen romance Me Before You.

Sewell's credits include the films Gods of Egypt, Hercules and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and the Amazon series Man in the High Castle.

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