BBC horror series ‘Red Rose’ is about the allure and danger of a mysterious app

A new horror series will explore what happens when a mysterious app appears on the phones of a group of teenagers. Photo courtesy of the BBC

May 30 (UPI) — Adam Nagaitis, Natalie Gavin and Samuel Anderson are set to star in Red rosean eight-part original British horror series for the BBC and Netflix.

Also starring Harry Redding, Natalie Blair, Amelia Clarkson, Isis Hainsworth, Ali Khan, Ellis Howard and Ashna Rabheru, the thriller explores the “intoxicating relationship between teenagers and their lives online,” according to a press release on Monday.

“Our heroes’ friendships are infiltrated by the Red Rose app, which blooms on their smartphones, threatening them with dangerous consequences if they fail to meet its demands,” the synopsis adds. “The app exposes the group to a seemingly supernatural entity and the alluring and terrifying power of the dark web. Red rose is ultimately a story of friendship, told through the lens of a classic horror thriller.”

Twin screenwriters Michael and Paul Clarkson – whose credits include See and The Haunting of Bly Manor – wrote the project, which is filmed on location in Bolton.

“We are thrilled with the talented cast we have brought together in Red rose“, the scribes said in a statement.

“They captured the spirit of the North so brilliantly with their nuanced, devastating and hilarious performances. We can’t wait for the rest of the world to fall in love with them, just like us. They make Bolton — and us — proud.”

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