FILM crews were back in Bolton today to continue work on "Red Rose", a highly anticipated new horror series.

The series, written by Bolton-born screenwriting twins Michael and Paul Clarkson, is set to debut on the BBC and on Netflix in 2022 and will follow a group of British students as they discover the sinister Red Rose app, which encourages them to undertake a set of increasingly dangerous challenges.

Certain backdrops may prove familiar to Bolton residents with crews having filmed today in a town centre back street off Bridge Street.

It proved a suitably eery backdrop as actors, producers and crew members gathered to film the scenes.

Previous scenes have been shot in the town centre, Farnworth and Kearsley and on the West Pennine Moors.

Before this week, the most recent filming had seen Le Mans Crescent play host to what producers promise will be a tense finale.

The Clarkson brothers hope that this will give their series a ring of authenticity, with the drama set as well filmed in the town.

Production company Eleven Films has not yet been able to reveal much about what viewers can expect from the eight part horror series but influences include American thrillers Scream and Get Out.

The brothers' previous screenwriting credits include Amazon's The Wheel of Time and the BBC's His Dark Materials.