South Pacific Pictures


The Blue Rose is a new take on the investigative drama series. Although set in the vibrant and chaotic heart of Auckland city, it’s about little people getting a go, flexing their muscle, striving for change, often against corporate giants. The kick-arse stories centre around two fresh characters – Jane and Linda – leaders of the Society of the Blue Rose, a group of PA’s and computer nerds who swear to fight for justice and fairness, even if they sometimes have to break the law to do so. It’s a series about what happens when the overlooked and underpaid take back a little power. JANE is a temp. On a certain Monday she begins temping as a PA at legal firm Mosely and Lovegrove because Rose, the former PA, drowned that weekend. But Rose’s best friend LINDA is convinced her death is no accident... As Jane starts to piece together the clues – spurred on by kick-arse Linda – she becomes embroiled in a shadowy world of office politics, skullduggery, intrigue - and ultimately danger. Jane and Linda quickly end up sure that Rose was murdered though proving it will be a lot more difficult. With the Society of the Blue Rose for moral and logistical support, Jane and Linda, unlikely allies, become united in tattoos and purpose. And as they set out to get justice for Rose, they find there are others who need their help, victims of fraud, theft and injustice. From here our stories unfold… The Blue Rose is wish fulfilment. In this way, it’s aspirational for our audience, who’d like to change the world if they could, kick a little butt if they got the chance. It’s also about a truism we all recognise – the PA who can screw your day; the courier who can save your life. With the stories and problems at its heart, it’s kind of a dramatic Target – with some knicker drawers, but more laughs... Like a lot of TV3’s slate, it’s about finding the truth, exposing wrong doers and seeking justice – but the investigators aren’t hardened cops or prosecutors, they’re ordinary chicks and blokes. The series has thrills and intrigue, but it’s also down to earth and funny; something Kiwi audiences can relate to.

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