The next series of Skins is to focus on three of the show’s best loved characters from past runs, E4 has confirmed.
Former stars Hannah Murray, Jack O’Connell and Kaya Scodelario will all return for individual stories, each to be broadcast in two, one hour parts.
Each story catches up with the characters who are now in their early twenties and struggling to find a direction and a focus in unforgiving times.
Skins Pure by Bryan Elsley
Cassie (Murray) is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown. A strange and poignant friendship is carved out of mutual loneliness, but can it survive exposure to the real world?
Skins Rise by Jamie Brittain
Cook (O’Connell) has a job delivering drugs to Manchester Revellers. When he is asked to help his employer’s girlfriend find a house and finds that he is irresistibly attracted to her, he sets off a train of events which will lead him into a world of savage revenge and a confrontation with his own violent past.
Skins Fire by Jess Brittain
Effy (Scodelario) has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi (Lily Loveless) tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes.
Bryan Elsley, co-creator said; “I am delighted that three emblematic actors, currently embarking on successful movie careers are returning to E4 and Skins. They will play their iconic characters as they emerge into adulthood, and bring new challenging stories of young adults, grappling with life in Cameron’s Britain, to vivid and entertaining focus.”
Sophie Gardiner, Commissioning Editor of Channel 4 Drama added; “Always innovative, always truthful, Skins is a show that defined a generation. That generation is growing up. Skins seven catches up with our characters as they continue in their path to adulthood, finding out who they are going to be, and who their friends really are. The new direction that Bryan and Jamie have taken Skins will thrill and entertain fans as they negotiate the surprises that life throws at you when you’re just starting out. I can’t wait to see some of Skins’ most loved and memorable characters back on E4.”
The new series will shoot in Manchester and London from October and will air in Spring 2013 on E4.