The Blue Rose is set in the vibrant and chaotic heart of Auckland City, where young guns chase opportunity, but Mum and Dad investors are losing money, while dubious finance companies hide their assets from the scrutiny of the justice system. But for once, the underpaid and overlooked PAs and computer nerds are fighting back with unique powers we all recognise – the PA who can screw your day; the courier who can save your life.When office temp Jane (Prebble) discovers that Rose, the PA she is replacing, died under mysterious circumstances, she joins forces with Rose’s best friend Linda (Marshall) to get justice for Rose. Along the way, they find others who need their help, victims of fraud, theft and injustice, and soon Jane, Linda – and a team of unlikely co-workers – are taking on the corporate bullies, fighting for justice and using their unique powers for good. They are not afraid to break the law in order to stand up for the little people, and every step takes them a little closer to uncovering what really happened to Rose.
Apparently the series is a perfect blend of comedy, drama and thriller.
Joining Siobhan Marshall (Outrageous Fortune, Shortland St) and Antonia Prebble (Outrageous Fortune) on the core cast of The Blue Rose are: Anna Jullienne (Underbelly NZ, Shortland Street), Jennifer Ludlam (Sons and Daughters, Prisoner), Matt Minto (Home and Away), Stelios Yiakmis (McLeod’s Daughters), Tim Foley (Spartacus: War Of The Damned), George Mason (Go Girls), Theresa Healey (Go Girls) and newcomer James Trevena-Brown.
Series producer Chris Bailey says: “I am thrilled we have pulled together such a fantastic cast who will do justice to the wonderful stories … the audience should look forward to something very special.”