British TV Teen Dramedy SKINS Coming to the Big Screen

     May 27, 2010

The British cult hit TV show Skins is being adapted into a film.  For those unfamiliar with the show (like myself) let us consult Wikipedia: “Skins is a British teen drama that follows a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England through the two years of sixth form (similar to our “grades”). The controversial plotline explores issues including dysfunctional families, personality and eating disorders, mental illness and death.  The show is notable for its casting of amateur actors and young writers. The cast are entirely replaced every two series, when the characters leave sixth form.”

Variety reports that the cast is being kept under wraps, but executive producer Steve Christian says “there will be some names from series one and two and some new faces as well.”  I’m curious to know if first series cast members Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) will be in the movie since they’ve hit upon successful film careers. Production is set to commence at the end of September.  Hit the jump to see a (slightly NSWF) trailer for the show.