Mammoth Screen’s ITV drama series Victoria will be the first production to shoot at new film and TV facility Yorkshire Studios.

Filming for the seven month shoot starring Jenna Coleman is set to commence this month.

The high-end eight-part drama from Poldark producers Mammoth follows the early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

In June, Screen and Broadcast revealed the repurposing of RAF Church Fenton as a 100,000 sq ft shooting facility after Peaky Blinders backers Screen Yorkshire secured a deal with property investors Makin Enterprises.

Mammoth Screen’s managing director Damien Timmer said: “The Yorkshire Studios give us all the space we need for our massively ambitious studio build, are a stone’s throw from Leeds and close to the many fantastic locations which we’ll need tocapture the grandeur and opulence that the series demands.’’

Screen Yorkshire chief executive Sally Joynson added: “As long term collaborators on some of Screen Yorkshire’s most successful TV productions, we couldn’t have hoped for a better partner with whom to embark on this exciting new journey than Mammoth.”

Screen Yorkshire is now working with the British Film Council and Creative England to bring further productions to the site.