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
'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: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/hannah-murray-jack-oconnell-and-kaya-scodelario-return-to-skins
Series 7 of Skins will air on E4 from Spring 2013.