MTV to Develop US Version of Skins - Featured

MTV announced Monday that they will be developing a US-version of the popular British series Skins.



The question is...will it be the next The Office (success!) or the next Coupling (failure) in terms of a British-to-US show adaptation.


Skins follows a group of teenagers - and uniquely casts unknown actors and employs young, inexperienced writers. It is also known for its nudity, language, and drug use - most of which probably cannot be shown on MTV.


However, an MTV VP of Series Development promises that they will "preserve the authenticity of the British version" and will "not water it down too much", though it is true that "MTV's version will not show nudity and will not use a certain few four-letter words."


So what say you? Are you excited for the US version of Skins or is this a disaster in the making?


Source


Comments

4 comments

Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
×

What's wrong with this comment?

Let us know why you think this comment is inappropriate.

Aug 26, 2009 7:29PM EDT

I really dont think this will translate well into an american show. In the UK it hit at a niche in the market that no one had hit before but in the US there are multiple shows about teenagers in all walks of life from friday night lights to 90210

Default avatar cat
×

What's wrong with this comment?

Let us know why you think this comment is inappropriate.

Aug 27, 2009 11:26PM EDT

Prudes.. leave the show as is. either show it, or dont.

Default avatar cat
×

What's wrong with this comment?

Let us know why you think this comment is inappropriate.

Aug 28, 2009 12:31PM EDT

This has disaster written all over it! Please do not ruin Skins. Especially MTV. If its bluntness can be preserved do so. A network like Showtime would be better!!

Default avatar cat
×

What's wrong with this comment?

Let us know why you think this comment is inappropriate.

Mar 10, 2010 12:26AM EST

<a href=" cd key</a> [url=]bridesmaid dresses[/url]

Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!