British TV teen drama series “Skins” to get the feature treatment
I'm totally obsessed with British television in general but particularly the teen drama series "Skins". "Skins" is one of those shows that makes me feel like perhaps my teen years could have done with a little less nerdery and a lot more debauchery. The focus of "Skins" is a group of hard-living friends growing up in Bristol and the story lines are sometimes a bit over the top thus making them hard to believe, but I guess that's the way it has to be to keep the audience interested. Everything happens to these kids...everything.
The show operates with a different cast every two seasons, thus keeping current and introducing new issues. The fourth season of "Skins" just wrapped and the show has launched the careers of Dev Patel (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), Nicholas Hoult (ABOUT A BOY, A SINGLE MAN), and Kaya Scodelario (MOON, CLASH OF THE TITANS) to name a few.
In an interview with The Guardian, Jack Thorne, screenwriter of THE SCOUTING BOOK FOR BOYS, stated that he has been been hired to write a film version of the series which is currently in pre-production. The film will focus on the second generation of characters, but will feature appearances from the first and third too. Thorne is no stranger to the show having written five episodes. His work on THE SCOUTING BOOK FOR BOYS won him the Best British Newcomer award at the 2009 London Film Festival.