Fans of TV period dramas will probably already know about the coming second season of "Victoria," Daisy Goodwin's series that's been airing as part of PBS' "Masterpiece." The show's first season — about the rise, coronation, and early reign of Queen Victoria (played by Jenna Coleman) as she fights for power, personal freedom, and romance — was a hit, and the second season just aired in the UK last fall. Season two, which follows Victoria adapting to new motherhood and facing international conflicts, premieres in the US on January 14 (9 p.m. on WXXI), but The Little Theatre and WXXI will host a free screening of the season's first hour a week early.
Episode one of "Victoria" season two will screen Sunday, January 7, at The Little, 240 East Avenue. 10 a.m. Free, but reservations required. 258-0200; wxxi.org/events.