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Creator Of Skins Quits! What Will Happen To The Series?

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Aw man! It will be a shame to see him go!

The future of the smash UK series Skins has gone into jeapordy now that it's been announced that series creator Jamie Brittain has called it quits, with a spokesman for the network Channel 4 revealing:

"Jamie has decided after five hit series to move on to write new projects and we wish him well. Skins is written by a team of young writers who are hard at work on the new series which is currently in pre-production."

And Brittain himself elaborates:

"I've just said everything I wanted to say. It's time for new writers to come forward and portray their truth about teenagers. I'm really sad to leave, but I'm confident that the writing and production team I've left behind will do an awesome job."

With him gone, as well as his co-cretor Bryan Elsley having left to work on the American remake, current assistant producer Toby Welch and script producer Neil Ducan have taken over running the next season, but if ratings don't improve, that could be the last!

We certainly hope not! Here's hoping that the new writers can breathe some fresh air into the series, and it will leave to see another generation of disillusioned teens!

What do U think?? Has Skins passed its prime?

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20 comments to “Creator Of Skins Quits! What Will Happen To The Series?”



  1. 1

    I guess he just realized how stupid it is.



  2. 2

    Poor Perez, no more half naked british teenage boys for you to jerk it too. Guess you'll have to fall back on your stash of kiddie porn.



  3. 3

    the show got kind of boring now. when it was the original cast it was soo good! even when it wa focused on Effy and her friends it was good but now it's not. i wish they kept the original cast! i hate that i don't know what happened with Sid and Cass!



  4. 4

    it's my favorite show, hope it's not the end after the next season.



  5. 5

    pull the plug



  6. 6

    Ok I love this show! But im gonna say it kinda did pass its prime. Because the first 2 seasons were THE BEST EVER! And @Catlover. I take it you have never seen the show in your life and are just commenting on this post to be an ass. Because we had American critics and people who do the votes for the Oscars comment on this show. And one of their comments was "Brillant acting! Amazing Writing! One of the best shows iv seen in my life!" So do you really think the show is dumb? This is no American Teen drama show with the dumb actors who are soo hollywood and fake looking. This show was just pure natural talent all around



  7. 7

    It's still good, I didn't like the cast as much this time, but I've found that the second series of each generation is slightly better.



  8. 8

    Re: Matt Clampitt – You're wrong. I have seen it, and it sucks. It's my opinion, so sorry if that offends you. I don't like it, I don't find it entertaining and it just doesn't resonate with me. Okay?



  9. 9

    The focus should be on less ugly actors. Then I MIGHT give a famous fuck.



  10. 10

    agreed @catlover
    it is stupid, horrendous infact.
    good riddance with luck.



  11. 11

    I for one think season 5 was brilliant. Every single character was complex and multi-dimentional and they dealt with new issues than in previous seasons. If they quit now, they'll be going out on top!



  12. 12

    As the original series were based on Jamies own life at that age it makes sense he would decide to move on as he gets a little older. You can't relive your teen years for ever - especially when they are as crazy as his apparently were.



  13. 13

    Honestly, I think you're all just obsessed with the "buzz" of a new show. You're those people who have to make a point to say that "the first album was better" and that "_______ sold out" or whatever else you can come up with.

    Just watch the show and quit connecting your ego to everything.



  14. 14

    I love that show, hopefully it's resolved



  15. 15

    WHO CARES! that show was a piece of sh*************t



  16. 16

    Its been slowly sliding down in the past two series. But maybe a new force behind it can reinvent it. Its a loose enough concept that it can be tinkered with.



  17. 17

    I don't care what anyone says, I love the US Skins. I haven't been able to watch the UK Skins since I live in America but I'm sure it's really good. Too bad American television is so tamed compared to the UK, they can only go so far on the US Skins. Nothing ever beats the original casts.



  18. 18

    Well it just shows you how bad last series was. C'mon, if the writers are quitting two weeks after it airing, they are well keen to get rid. I just didn't get last series, and I used to be a really big fan of Skins. The 1 & 2 series were the only series people didn't complain about. Series 3 & 4 were too 'dark' and 'depressive' and series 5 was just plain shit. The actors are not up to scratch, the only one who has a glimmer of talent is Dakota Blue Richards, the rest are all too painful to watch. At least series 1,2,3 and 4 had good actors! I'll not miss this series in the slightest.



  19. 19

    Re: Matt Clampitt – OK, I see what you mean but you have to admit there there were no relevant or interesting story lines happening, it was just all about Mini getting cheated on with that rugby player (who's name escapes me) and Frankie fancying your rugby fella's brother. Series 1 & 2 were amazing and in my opinion, the writers should have left it at the end of series 4 because of course everyone was going to complain about getting new cast members, at least Effy and Pandora were familiar to us from previous series.

    Series 5 was shit, so just accept it.



  20. 20

    UK Skins jumped the shark after season 2. The only good thing about UK Skins is Effy.