Netflix and BBC have released the first look at an upcoming horror series in production called Red Rose. We also have the first details to share with you for the story it tells and the casting.
The story is about the relationship between teenagers and their online lives. “Set over a long hot summer following high school, the teens’ friendships are infiltrated by the Red Rose app, which blooms on their smartphones, threatening them with dangerous consequences if they don’t meet its demands. The app exposes the group to a seemingly supernatural entity and the seductive power of the dark web.”
The cast includes Amelia Clarkson (The Last Kingdom), Isis Hainsworth (Metal Lords), Ali Khan (Halo) Ellis Howard (Catherine the Great), Ashna Rabheru (Sex Education), Adam Nagaitis (Chernobyl), Natalie Gavin (Gentleman Jack) and Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who). Making their television debuts are Harry Redding and Natalie Blair.
Michael and Paul Clarkson said: “We are thrilled with the talented cast that we’ve assembled in ‘Red Rose.’ They have so brilliantly captured the spirit of the North with their nuanced, devastating, and hilarious performances. We can’t wait for the rest of the world to fall in love with them, just as we have. They’re doing Bolton – and us – proud.”
Executive producer Joel Wilson said: “Working with Kharmel Cochrane to find our wonderful cast was a joy. She has a genius for finding undiscovered actors and making truly inspired choices. With Red Rose, Kharmel has surpassed herself. Every one of our cast members are brilliant and we feel honored to be working with them.”
Producer Nawfal Faizullah talked about the show: “We are delighted that Michael and Paul’s fantastic scripts have attracted such a brilliant cast of rising stars, and we’re sure audiences will love this gang of misfits as they fight to survive Red Rose.”