The Haunting of Hill House is nearing the premiere of its second season, but the writers responsible are already working on another project.
Twin brothers Michael and Paul Clarkson joined forces with BBC to create Red Rose, the newest horror thriller to captivate audiences.
“This still feels unreal, but we have an announcement – WE’VE HAD OUR FIRST SHOW GREENLIT BY THE BBC!!!! It feels crazy to be sharing this with everyone, but we are so excited to not only run our own tv series, but for it to be set in our hometown” The brother’s Instagram account posted.
What is the show going to be like? The brothers answer that too.”Red Rose is where Scream and The Ring meets Derry Girls, but set in present day Bolton!”
“The series follows a disparate group of teenagers, adrift in the long hot summer following GCSEs, hanging out on the Bolton moors with little sense of direction or purpose now that school is over.” The Deadline reports “Rumours circulate of the Red Rose app, an urban legend that blooms on the smartphones of teenagers, encouraging them to undertake a series of challenges increasingly dangerous in its demands.
“On the fringes of her group of friends, Rochelle Jackson downloads the mysterious app, naively inviting darkness into her life. What she sets in motion is a series of events that take the town by storm, and bring the friends together to battle the unseen forces of a seemingly supernatural entity.”
Sounds pretty scary to us and we can’t wait for this next season of The Haunting of Hill House. The full Instagram post of the Clarkson brother can be viewed below.
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This still feels unreal, but we have an announcement – WE’VE HAD OUR FIRST SHOW GREENLIT BY THE BBC!!!! It feels crazy to be sharing this with everyone, but we are so excited to not only run our own tv series, but for it to be set in our hometown. Red Rose is where Scream and The Ring meets Derry Girls, but set in present day Bolton! When we sat down and wrote ‘INT. THORNLEIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM – DAY’ we felt giddy. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to film there, and see the town on screen through the high energy lens of an American genre film. Our show is commissioned by BBC Three, but will air on BBC One. We will be taking the Fleabag and Killing Eve slot, which is rather daunting. But we hope to do our best. So thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way, chatted with us or listened patiently to our stories, donated to our Kickstarter campaigns and encouraged us to persevere. Everything has contributed to this moment. We are incredibly excited to return to the UK after our stint in Los Angeles. We get to showcase the North of England in Red Rose. So to anyone who thinks we forgot our roots while we’ve been away, you can do one 😀 x #writers #bbc3 #bbc1 #wtf #newtvseries #derrygirls #fleabag #bolton
Red Rose will air on BBC One. Are you excited about this new series? What about The Haunting of Hill House? Let us know below.