"Skins" is a BAFTA award-winning off-beat comedy drama series about a group of 16-17 year old friends. Sunny, optimistic kids who grab life by the balls and give it a twirl. Kids who party hard, pass exams, have sex, self-harm, manage their parents, interface with their teachers and push boundaries - both home and abroad. The result is a hilarious mixture of sweet, charming and sometimes heartbreaking stories which focus on comic potential as well as proper emotional development.
The first two series saw Tony and his friends through their two years of college. Tony is a smart seventeen year old. He undermines his dad on a daily basis and effortlessly covers up for his little sister, Effy's covert delinquency. The third and fourth series saw Effy and her friends go through college together. Whilst a fifth and sixth series saw a new group of teenagers at the same college.
"Skins" controversial storylines have explored issues such as dysfunctional families, mental illness (such as eating disorders), adolescent sexuality, substance abuse and death.
The show was created by father-and-son television writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain.
Status: Break - Between Seasons
Series Premiere: January 25, 2007
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Teens
Network: E4 (United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Season 7 -- 6 Episodes
On 19 March 2013, Channel 4 announced that the final series will air in July 2013.
On 8 March 2012, Channel 4 confirmed that Skins will come to an end after a 7th series, featuring characters from all three generations in a three-part series. Channel 4 also mentioned that the seventh series will be "a celebration of this truly iconic series".
Skins 7 will see the return of former Skins stars Hannah Murray as Cassie, Jack O'Connell as Cook and Kaya Scodelario as Effy in three individual stories. Lily Loveless (Naomi) and Kat Prescott (Emily) will also appear in guest roles.
7x01 -- Date_TBA -- Pure (Cassie's Story) Part 1
7x02 -- Date_TBA -- Pure (Cassie's Story) Part 2
7x03 -- Date_TBA -- Rise (Cook's Story) Part 1
7x04 -- Date_TBA -- Rise (Cook's Story) Part 2
7x05 -- Date_TBA -- Fire (Effy's Story) Part 1
7x06 -- Date_TBA -- Fire (Effy's Story) Part 2
PURE -- Cassie (Hannah Murray) Now aged 23 is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown. A strange and poignant friendship is carved out of mutual loneliness, but can it survive exposure to the real world?
RISE -- Cook (Jack O'Connell), now aged 21, has a job delivering drugs to Manchester revellers. When he is asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house, he finds that he is irresistibly attracted to her which sets off a chain of events leading him into a world of savage revenge and a confrontation with his own violent past. The truth as to what happened to John Foster is also revealed.
FIRE -- Effy (Kaya Scodelario) Now aged 21 has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi (Lily Loveless) tries to stop Effy from ruining her life but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes, which causes Emily (Kathryn Prescott) to return.
Note: The episode numbering may change when the seires starts.
I'll update our schedule when the official schedule has been announced.