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Red Rose: First glimpse of the new BBC Three horror series trailer

What can horror fans expect from the new BBC Three Horror series Red Rose? Set in the North, a mysterious app begins to play with the minds of young friends during the summer holidays after their GCSEs

Sabrina Fearon-Melville
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With smartphones, apps and the online world available at everyone’s fingertips, BBC Three’s new horror series Red Rose explores how they can affect people’s lives in the most terrifying way.

Created by Bolton-born twins Michael and Paul Clarkson better known as the Clarkson Twins, who’s writing credits include Wheel of Time and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Red Rose is set and filmed in Bolton and shows off the town’s scenic landscapes and Northern Pride.

“We’ve had the amazing opportunity to work in LA, but Bolton is our childhood home. We wanted to showcase the town that made us and explore the key issues facing young people today,” the Clarkson twins say.

Red Rose trailer

What’s Red Rose about?

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Rochelle in BBC Three's latest horror Red Rose

The eight-part original horror series sees a group of friends on summer break after GCSEs balancing their real-life issues alongside the ones they live online. The teens’ summer is interrupted with the introduction of the sinister Red Rose app - a supernatural entity that affects friendships with its demands growing to new heights with every message.

Red Rose Cast

Alongside Isis Hainsworth, the show stars Amelia Clarkson, known for playing Rosina in Poldark, The School of Good and Evil’s Ali Khan, Ellis Howard, from HBO’s Catherine the Great and Sex Education’s Ashna Rabheru.

As well as television debuts from Harry Redding, currently playing Jem Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird in the West End, and Laurence Olivier Bursary-winner, Natalie Blair.

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Taz, Jaya, Ashley, Wren, Antony and Noah are all characters on Red Rose

Together the group find themselves caught up in a summer of relationships, partying, betrayal and terror all under the all-seeing Red Rose app, which will amplifies the horror of the internet and being online.

Red Rose is ultimately a story of friendship, told through the classic horror-thriller genre.

When can I watch Red Rose?