E4 Cancels Skins, Final Season To Air in 2013

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E4 has cancelled their (at times) controversial teen drama series Skins, it has been announced. According to representatives of parent company Channel 4, Skins will return in 2013 for its seventh and final season.

The statement from Channel 4 was as follows: “Channel 4 today confirmed that next year’s series of  E4’s teen drama SKINS will be its last. The new series (its seventh) will be a celebration of this truly iconic series, and will go to air in early 2013. Skins is a brilliant show which has defined a generation and will go down as a  game –changing piece of television but after 7 series it is time for E4 to make way for the next generation of the bold, the new and the innovative.”

Skins was created by Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain and follows a group of teenagers attending sixth form in Bristol. The series is noted for its often risque story lines and for entirely replacing its cast and starting anew every two years. The series was adapted for the US market by MTV in 2011. However, due to low ratings and a number of objections from the Parents Television Council, which led advertisers and sponsors to abandon the show, the US adaptation of Skins was cancelled after just one season.

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