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YES! Skins Film In The Works!

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This is seriously exciting news!

Despite the US attempting to bastardize adapt the original, the BRILLIANT UK teen drama Skins is getting a full-length feature film, set for a summer 2011 release!

Steve Christian, one of the film's producers, said in a statement:

"The biggest critics of Skins are the Skins fans so it's going to be a big challenge. The programme has this incredible fanbase despite all the characters changing. Skins has grown in popularity with more than 1.5 million people tuning in to the start of the recent fourth series. Although its target audience is teenagers, it has become something of a guilty pleasure for curious viewers far older. Look, I'm a middled aged bloke with two kids, I should hate Skins but I absolutely love it. And then I talk to my mates, people not in the film industry, and it's the same thing - they watch it and they love it and it's all down to the quality of the production. Turning TV shows into films doesn't happen so much these days, probably because there's not the material out there. But what we don't want to do is to make a 90 minute episode of Skins. It would be a complete disaster."

The controversial series follows a different group of British teenagers every two seasons as they attempt to come into their own, juggle relationships, and experiment with drugs and sexuality! We personally think it's one of the most brutally honest and poignant depictions of adolescence that we've ever seen!

Christian confirms that staff writer Jack Thorne will be handling the screenplay, and Charles Martin will direct. We're also THRILLED to hear that some of the original characters will be back, on top of the just-wrapped second generation kids and brand new faces!

YES! YES! We love them all, but we hope they bring back Maxxie and our beloved Cassie! That girl brings the hot mess like NO OTHER! Well, except maybe Effy!

We hope that this, as well as the UK's fifth season, will rectify any damage that the most likely shiteous American version will do!

What do U think?? Who do U want to see return for the Skins movie??

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80 comments to “YES! Skins Film In The Works!”

  1. 1

    the auditions for the television show took place in Toronto and New York in November. over 800 people went to the open calls in each city and then some that were called in by their agents.

    the US Skins will take place in Baltimore but will be filmed in TO.
    it definitely WILL NOT be as good as the British version, obviously.

  2. 2

    I think your opinion on SKINS is the most brilliant thing you've ever said but then again the brilliance of SKINS is pretty obvious. BRING BACK TONY STONEM!!!!!!!

  3. 3

    best news i've had all day

    Ok, for sure Effy will be in the movie especially now that Freddie has been beaten to death and she's all psychotic– too good of a plot. Tony maybe. Cassie I hope!!! Hmm… I doubt Katie will be there she was a bit boring, Thomas and Panda as well. Jal was boring, Chris is dead… Michelle?? I hated Michelle. If there is Cass there will be Sid. Cook more than likely since he loves Effy and Freddie is dead now. JJ?? if Cook is there then yes, cus they are mates. Naomi and Emily because they are lesbian. Anwar maybe Maxxie maybe but he was boring too., Who am I missing??

    For sure Effy though. I love Effy, she's a crazy slut but fuck it I adore her. She's so pretty and fucked up it makes me feel happy.

  4. 4

    I really hope this succeeds… I LOVE Skins. I'm kinda angry that there's going to be a US version, though. I mean… It's Skins! It belongs in the UK! Haha. But yeah, I hope the gang from the first series is featured…

  5. d912m says – reply to this


    I'll be PISSED if they screw this up. And Freddie and Chris are the best.

  6. 6

    i want the hotest guy back!!
    i hope to see maxxie again please!!!

  7. 7

    The skins movie has been in the works for months, try to keep track on things dude. The US version will definitely destroy the series.

  8. 8

    I'm an American who loves Skins, everyone I know who has seen Skins, loves Skins. Im sure they will be very happy to know about a movie comprising of both generations of characters!

  9. 9

    OMG!!! they have to bring Sid back pllllease i am utterly in love with mike bailey

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  11. 11

    YES YES YES YES! They better have Lily Loveless and Kathryn Prescott in it! NAOMILY is

  12. 12

    They NEED to bring Tony, Sid, and Casey back for the movie.

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  14. 14

    I love it! I hope all the original character will be featured!

  15. 15

    i will so miss katie and emily :( they where awsume! x

  16. 16

    uh wrong… the US version will most likely suck balls. The brits got it right with the first two series of Skins

  17. 17

    loved the first two seasons. it had interesting plots and always seemed very genuine. the newer series seemed to have lost its grip of reality a bit, it was pretty much hollyoaks on speed. also, its starting to make me feel old.

  18. 18

    SO excited about this, my Skins dvds just arrived in the mail today!!! I have only seen series 1 & 2 so I am dying to have all of the originals in the movie. Tony, Cassie, Sid, and Maxxie all better be in the movie. They are some of the best characters on TV anywhere, anytime.

  19. 19

    Skins is the best !:)
    They need to bring back all the great people in the show though !
    Tony, Effy, Cassie, Maxxie,Emily, Katie, Cook!
    Pretty much everyone in the show who hasn't died yet.

  20. 20

    Brutally honest, sure, but the show is very hyper-realistic. I do love the first 2 seasons though. Haven't seen anything after it (damn you netflix!)
    As for a movie, not sure how that's going to work, but it sounds interesting.

    And as for the US version, uuuuuuuuuuuugh. I just don't see how it's going to work. Skins is just SO British….. what the hell is the US version going to be? Just have a bad feeling it's going to be some lame attempt at a edgier 90210 piece of crap show.

  21. 21

    MAXXIE!!!!!! OMG MAXXIE NEEDS TO COME BACK! Although, I would love to see all of them, really. I love Sid and Anwar too.

  22. 22

    I WANT THEM ALL BACK, EVEN SKETCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i will be pissed if the us version sucks though!

  23. 23

    Loved the first two seasons but haven't really liked it much after that. I can't see a US version of the show because it's so British and the US has a bad track record on British remakes. I'd see it if some of the cast from the first two seasons were in it though.

  24. 24

    at least the uk has something going for it.

  25. 25

    I hope they don't mess it up.

  26. 26

    I am soooo excited! this is my favorite show ever, US tv is never as raunchy as UK. I love that they are bringing back characters from the first group, Yay Cass!! The American version will probably be shit like gossip girl or something equally horrid.

  27. 27

    Re: jewfus – You're missing Pandora & Thomas!

  28. 28

    God I hope they bring as many as they can back, I LOVE SKINS!!!xxx

  29. 29

    SKINS is one of the best shows I have ever seen. I am thrilled they might bring on some of the actors from the TV show to the film. I just PRAY they give us a hint as to whether Cassie and Sid found each other. I suppose Tony wont be around given Nicholas Hoult's growing fame, but I hope it also has Michelle (April Richardson) - she is a beauty and VERY talented. As for a US version - I dont see it equallingthe original.

  30. 30

    YES, YES, YES! Skins! :]

    I agree Perez, I adore Maxxie & Cassie. and dude, I'd be stoked if they had Cassie & Tony hookup. Sexual tension much?

  31. 31

    BEST. NEWS EVER!!!! i hope cassie and sid are back :)

  32. 32

    Now this is the type of news you need to post on this site a lot.

    There's only one character in both generations that I hate, and that's Cook. Other than that, I think both groups are full of memorable characters and I hope they bring them all back.

  33. 33

    Tony and Sid!!!!!! Sid's my effing hero.

  34. 34

    Sounds interesting. This is the second time I ran across this show (First time was via Wikipedia info). Will check it out soon (via Youtube and the interwebs).

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  36. 36

    bring Maxxie, Cassie, Anwar, Tony, and Sid back! I don't really care if they don't bring along the2nd generation, they are suck!

  37. 37

    SO.. it's the british version of Degrassi? …… Ok…

  38. 38

    THAT IS AWESOME !!!!!!!! I love Skins so much ! A movie will be awesome !

  39. 39

    I loved season 1 and 2 of Skins, 3 and 4 kinda boring but i enjoy Effy's character. With that said the US needs to stay away from trying to do their take on British shows, its British and therefore wonderfully entertaining.

  40. 40

    Oh hell yes, I'm there!

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  42. 42

    SOOOOO EXCITED! need more effy, cook, sid and cassie!

  43. smb says – reply to this


    who care about another douchey british tv show with teenages. the same losers who watch the hills and laguna beach will watch this crap.
    get a life instead of watching this crap.

  44. 44

    im glad that theyre going to introduce the third generation this way, would be a lot easier to get used to considering i dont think there is a younger sibling that could make the transition between generations (effy) i doubt the prescotts younger boy would be old enough to be featured
    they need to bring back cassie and maxxie
    and im pretty sure the movie will show effy and tony discussing freddies death, i think thats pretty realistic considering how close their characters are
    ok thats my imput
    but btw this info has been out for months ok

  45. 45

    uggh they'll probably have to have new characters :(
    but if i could have my way i'd say BRING BACK CAST ONE! INCLUDING CHRIS! It was pure magic with them, but with cast two it was just quite good, didn't feel as raw. Maybe they should collaborate the first second and soon to be third casts, that would be interesting!

  46. 46

    your us version should soo have sid and cassie in, it'd make sense considering they both went off to new york:)

  47. 47

    skins is an awful program. It has glamorized drug taking, partying etc to the point where it isn't at all accurate to real teen life! Trust me, when they started to drive cars into canals it got ridiculous. Yeah the first cast were great with Tony etc but after that It went so down hill.

  48. 48

    perez the respect i had for you is now back just by this simple post (but once the mariah bashing comes back i will have to hate you)

    if you reading this perez, you need to watch 'waterloo road' its brillant. if you liked skinz you should love this. its in its 5 season

  49. 49

    Re: smb – maybe watch it before insulting it, its nothing like the hills, its a drama series. and most of your shows are spin off or remakes of our shows

  50. 50

    Re: LisaL79 – Go to youtube and look up the user "stinkyyen"– they have uploaded ALL episodes of every season! That's how I watched it, minus series 3 which I watched on BBC America.

  51. 51

    Re: michael89 – No, I mentioned them (with a "are boring" afterwards). Their plot line is too obvious now that they are both going to Harvard…

  52. 52

    OMG! So excited. I fucking love Skins! Can't Wait.
    I didn't know they were making a US version, it sort of defeats the purpose of Skins. It will be an epic fail, nothing can top British version!

  53. 53

    @Jewdea, it's so much better than that. Try watching it. You'll see that what you just said sounds ridiculous.

    This is possibly the greatest news of all time. Perez, you just gained back a reader by reporting on this. If Sid, Cassie, Anwar and Maxxie are in the film, I'm sold. The second generation was okay as well, but as Freddie is no longer an option, I doubt that cast would be as brilliant as they once were.

  54. 54

    eurgh no they cant make a movie, and its not brutally honest or realistic its all balls and completely OTT, makin us teens out to be utter nobbers. yes we SOMETIMES try drugs SOMETIMES question our sexuality and most of us suffer with relationships, but skins is completely out of control, who really has partys in the sewer and in one group of friends have murder prison stalkers pyschotic breakdowns whilst shaggin the brains out of each other.
    though i do love maxxie :D

  55. 55

    It's dead wacki!

    Nah Skins is terrible really.

  56. 56

    OMG im sooooo excited….best show of all time!!!!! maybe we can find out what happens to cook

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  58. 58

    WISH that cassie and effy! lead the skins movie!

  59. 59

    It would be good if they all died of something non dramatic.

    The lass that plays effy came to a club in the town I live. She was alreet but notw special. Looked a bit sucmmy really.

  60. 60

    Skins is actually a ridiculously bad program.
    Not only is it boring and repetitive, it hardly reflects the lives of teenagers.
    Fair enough, a few groups of teens may fuck their boyfriends, best friends boyfriends, mother's boyfriends or whatever and do drugs, but the majority don't.

  61. 61

    looking forward to the film, i say we just ignore the american version

  62. 62

    Re: jewdea – Hardly! Maybe you should watch it before you judge it.

  63. 63

    never heard of the show, just watched the clips of it and MAN too bad i can't see it. dunno if i'll like it though. that dude tony is hott

    Re: Diva-Babe – agreed. i was never into the hills or any of that reality show crap that we have here. i just don't get it

    Re: jewfus – thank you so much! i found some of the seasons on netflix but not all. will have to watch the rest on youtube!
    thank you again!!!!!!

  64. 64

    i want freddie to return for the movie, but that aint possible. i cried for hours when he died, it scarred me becaus eit was soo freaky. Cant wait for the film tough!

  65. 65

    Utterly amazing

  66. 66

    I LOVE skins!! No one I know in US watches it. Just got done watching the 4th season via youtube b/c i couldn't wait for it to come on BBC America.
    The US version will suck b/c US censors don't think we can handle the language and nudity that UK allows. I 've been reading UK blogs and the 3rd &4th season cast will all appear in the movie plus 1st & 2nd season cast appearances :) . It will resolve unanswered stuff from ending of 2nd & 4th seasons like Tony's death,Freddie's death & Cook. I vote to replace Gossip Girl on Primetime TV w/ UK version of Skins!

  67. 67

    Watching Skins you would think that there are no normal adolescents in the UK. The series depict teenagers as all sociopaths,indulging in gratuitous violence, drugs and sex orgies. In fact they all come across as retarded. The majority of adolescents are normal, law abiding citizens with aspirations. This is the is the kind of junk, which in itself could set a bad trend. Sadly competing against US rubbish series has reduced British film making to this low level.

  68. 68

    yeah! SKINS IS THE BEST! MANY LATINO FANS, WE WANT TO SEE, A NAOMI and Emily in the movie .. their love story is amazing .. perez you also likes naomily?

    naomily 4ever

  69. 69

    yeah! SKINS IS THE BEST! MANY LATINO FANS, WE WANT TO SEE, A NAOMI and Emily in the movie .. their love story is amazing .. perez you also likes naomily?

    naomily 4ever
    naomily 4ever

  70. 70

    skins is my new addiction, so obviously a movie would be awesome! and agreed bring back cassie!!!! and tony and chris.

  71. 71

    um, what about degrassi? defintely brutal and honest and amazing! never heard of skins, what network is it on or where can i watch it online?

  72. 72

    I am so ready for this!
    I loved season 3 and 4

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  74. 74

    I am beyond excited for this. One word. "Wow"

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  77. 77

    I will be really sad if not Cook is in it. The same with Tony and Eff! And all of the rest…

  78. 78

    This is going to be amazing, they'd better tie up the ending between Cassie and Sid! I love Skins…
    But the US version is going to be shit, they always seem to make a mess out of a brilliant UK original (The Office, anyone?)

  79. 79

    SID!!!!!, Tony, and Cassie-they're all I need for the movie. Can't wait until summer 2011. Agree with Perez(for once) that america will screw this show up.

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    Re: ciaonicolabella – You can watch the first two seasons watch instantly on netflix. It's sort of like a rated R Degrassi.