We discuss whether there will be a season 2 of the Netflix series Red Rose and its renewed or canceled status.
Created and written by Michael and Paul Clarkson, the British teen horror series Red Rose landed on Netflix in February 2023 after its summer 2022 run on BBC Three.
Set in Bolton, U.K., the series follows Rochelle (Isis Hainsworth), a recently bereaved teen whose life starts to unravel after downloading the titular Red Rose app. At first, she thinks the strange app can help get her life in order before things take a strikingly nefarious turn for Rochelle and her entire group of friends.
Featuring a cast of young actors like Amelia Clarkson, Ashna Rabheru, Ali Khan, and Ashna Rabheru, the series includes social commentary about young people and technology, a mysterious villain, and relevant issues contemporary teenagers face. It has a terrifying premise to force the viewer to look at their smartphone dependency.
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Response to Red Rose has been mixed. The show earned an excellent approval rating of 100% from Rotten Tomatoes critics, while the audience score of 53% is substantially lower. On IMDB, the series averaged a relatively low score of 6.3/10 from audience members, making this one of those rare shows where there’s a substantial discrepancy between viewers’ and critics’ opinions.
Jonathan Wilson wrote for Ready Steady Cut, “If you can overlook the slightly dated overall aesthetic, feel, and central message, and horror that wavers in and out of focus, there’s a pretty solid story of grief, social navigation, and the allure of exploitative technology here if you’re looking for it.”
As the series finale ended with a somewhat ambiguous mini-cliffhanger, it’s clear the Clarkson twins intended to leave the door open for future seasons. The show was originally a BBC Three series but has now moved to Netflix. Is the streaming giant planning to order another season of the teen horror show?
Will there be a season 2 of Red Rose – renewed or canceled status
There’s no news of a second season from the BBC or Netflix. The show had its Netflix premiere in February 2023, so the higher-ups may still be waiting to gauge the response and viewership number before deciding on the series’ fate.
While it’s a bit early to speculate, Red Rose might as well get at least one more season, the critics loved it, and the show has a thrilling and very relevant story. Series dealing with teen issues usually do well on Netflix, so hearing news of a renewal for this one in the next few weeks/months wouldn’t be a surprise.
If the show is renewed for a second season, it may be ready to premiere as early as late 2023 or even early 2024. I think there’s a high chance we haven’t seen the last of the creepy Red Rose app. And if Netflix decides to renew the series, we’ll update this article in due time.
How many seasons of Red Rose are there?
At this moment in time, there’s only one season of Red Rose. Fans will eagerly await an official announcement for the future plans for the series.
How many episodes are in Red Rose?
Currently, there are only eight episodes of Red Rose.