Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Skins - Series 7 First Details

Well, it really is official - Skins really is back for a seventh series of three specials, due to be filmed in London and Manchester between October to January and here's what you can expect from the specials ...

'Skins Pure' by Bryan Elsley

Cassie (Hannah 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 (Jack 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 (Kaya 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.

Thoughts: It's nice to finally have confirmation on who's coming back but I can't be the only somewhat disappointed that nothing from Generation 3 is being represented in these specials. Also, even though I do rate Jack O'Connell as a good actor, I've never been a big fan of Cook and I don't think he's strong enough to carry a special, unlike Effy and Cassie. Still, I am looking forward to seeing these specials and I hope they serve as a good closing chapter to the selected characters. Plus, more Naomi/Emily, which is always a bonus.

Press Release:

Series 7 of Skins will air on E4 from Spring 2013.

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