May 26 (UPI) -- Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes began work this week on Season 3 of their British historical drama Victoria, which is set in the mid-1800s.
Coleman plays the titular monarch and Hughes plays her husband.
"Victoria and Albert are the most famous couple of the 19th century, but underneath the united facade, their relationship is at breaking point and it is a struggle for mastery that neither side can win," creator Daisy Goodwin said in a statement.
The show airs on ITV in the United Kingdom and PBS in the United States.
"Joining the leads, Laurence Fox has been confirmed to play charismatic and wayward Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, whilst Tony- and Olivier Award-nominee Kate Fleetwood will play Victoria's mysterious sister Feodora, who makes an unexpected return into the queen's life," an ITV news release teased.
The ensemble will also include John Sessions, Lily Travers, Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett and Emily Forbes.