Victoria writer is already working on season 4 and hints at major death

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From Digital Spy

Series three of sumptuous period drama Victoria is just days away, but talk is already turning to series four and how things are set to change for the monarch.

Ahead of series three's premiere, writer Daisy Goodwin and star Jenna Coleman chatted to Digital Spy and other press about what will happen at the end of the upcoming run.

With the current season set to end with the Great Exhibition in 1851, history fans and royalists alike will know that Queen Victoria will be entering a very difficult period when series four picks up.

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Promising "an absolute humdinger" of a series, Daisy said: "I am working on series four at the moment and that's going to be an absolute humdinger, because... well, you can go to Wikipedia to find out!"

Giving the game away (or rather, not at all), she added: "Somebody might die in it – spoiler! So, that is going be a great challenge and is going to be an amazing, really good story.

"Somebody dies and someone new comes on the scene, so there is a lot to play with there. I've really got back into it and am really enjoying writing it."

As well as ramping up the excitement for the coming episodes, Daisy also talked about Victoria's longevity as a TV show. Yep, we've got a while yet, everyone.

"There is so much more to tell, and even [Victoria's] deathbed was the most fantastic drama of all time," she said.

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Related: Jenna Coleman says she will have to quit Victoria one day

While Jenna would love to portray an older Victoria, the chances are looking pretty slim, with the actress recently admitting that she's beginning to think about being recast as the former Queen.

"You see me on screen now with seven children but she is only 30, so I'm only just playing 30, 31, now," Jenna said. "But obviously there's definitely going to be a point where [I need] four hours in make-up. That's going to be a really heartbreaking thing."

Victoria returns on Sunday, March 24 at 9pm on ITV.

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