Skins: Check out the British hit now on BBC America

The British teen drama, Skins has hit the U.S. as it recently kicked off airing its 1st season on BBC America!


If you haven't gotten to check out this show, take a look at just what this now international hit is all about!


Overview

A potent mix of humorous, heartbreaking and shocking stories unfolds as the group tackles the trials of adolescence while pushing boundaries and managing their parents in ways only teenagers can. Skins, which won the Golden Rose d'Or for Drama and was nominated for a BAFTA award for Drama.


Tony (Nicholas Hoult) is the leader of the pack. He undermines his dad on a daily basis and effortlessly covers up for his little sister, Effy (Kaya Scodelario), the only one Tony really cares about, even if she does drive him mad. As the best looking and most popular boy in town, Tony's always taking the gang off on a new mission and loves a laugh at someone else's expense. He's dating Michelle (April Pearson), otherwise known as "Nips". Drop dead gorgeous, Nips has a quick wit which keeps everyone on their toes, and Sid (Mike Bailey), Tony's best friend, lusts after her. Poor Sid is a virgin with no confidence and Tony plays him like a fool. But Sid isn't as stupid as he seems - he'll get the girl of his dreams one day, just not the girl he thinks.


Cassie (Hannah Murray) is the self-harming, anorexic with zero self esteem, but a heart of gold. At the opposite end of the scale there's Chris (Joe Dempsie), who is always game for a laugh and will do just about anything. Chris' passion is his psychology class, because nothing motivates him quite like his teacher, Angie.


Abigail (Georgina Moffat) is the posh one. Pretty and pumped full of prescription medication, she lives in a world of imported carpets, private school and constant therapy - Tony has great fun with her. Anwar's (Dev Patel) family want him to study the Koran, but his interests are less spiritual. Completing the group are Jal (Larissa Wilson) and Maxxie (Mitch Hewer). Jal is Nips' best friend and the most talented young classical clarinet player in the country. Maxxie is magic on his feet, a whiz with his hands and can have any boy he wants.


With daring realism, Skins is sure to take viewers on a turbulent ride through the lives of today's youth.


Season 1 & 2 of Skins will air as one season on BBC AMERICA.

Source: bbcamerica.com


Check out more on Skins:

Skins on BBC America

Skins BBC America Promo

Skins BBC America Images


Don't miss Skins on BBC America Sundays at 10/9c!

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Aug 31, 2008 3:41PM EDT

Probably the best teen drama of the decade; amazingly cast characters and innovative and hilarious comedy make for a great watch, if you're able to relate to the story or not!

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Nov 9, 2008 10:45AM EST

This show absolutely hilarious and true, i'm kinda scared though cause BBC American might make some changes that would be in an effort to make it "American friendly". But this show owes its amzingness to its creators, the guys who also made SHAMELESS!!!!!! So Kudos to them for making another cult classic...

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Jan 31, 2009 1:34PM EST

Lol its not realistic, but I'll give you that its a great teleseries.The inbetweeners is also good.

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Jun 29, 2009 2:29PM EDT

It's extremely realistic :/ Especially if you've possibly been through/going through the same things that they are/have.

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