Daring UK teen drama Skins will end after next year's seventh series.
Daring UK teen drama Skins will end after next year’s seventh series.
Channel 4 has confirmed the final series will be broadcast in early 2013, promising “a celebration of this truly iconic series”.
Series 6 is currently airing in the UK and is expected to air on SBS later this year.
The drama, created by father-and-son writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, was groundbreaking in its use of a team of young writers and first-time actors, as well as its bold moves in replacing the principal cast every two seasons.
The raw storylines have been critically praised for raising social themes, handled delicately by its young performers and frequently pushing the boundaries. A US adaptation failed to fire on MTV, coming under fire for its depiction of partying teenagers.
“Skins is a brilliant show which has defined a generation and will go down as a truly iconic, game-changing piece of television but after seven series it is time for E4 to make way for the next generation of the bold, the new and the innovative,” a Channel 4 spokeswoman said.
Source: The Guardian