E4’s have revealed details about the multi BAFTA award-winning drama Skins’ sixth series.
Camilla Campbell, Channel 4 Head of Drama says, “I am delighted that the sixth series of Skins is now underway. Having set up this new set of characters in the previous series, we can now go into more depth as to where their stories take us. With moral ambiguity, high drama, as well as a strong dose of comedy, Skins six will not disappoint.”
Series six will continue to be written by a unique team of young British writers and teen contributors. Danny Brocklehurst of Shameless fame joins the writing team along with Ashes to Ashes writer Jack Lothian. Others joining the creative team for this new series include Skins novelist Jess Brittain and new young writer Laura Hunter.
John Griffin, Executive Producer added, “We’re hugely excited about the fantastic mix of writers we have for Skins this year, some of whom are first time screen writers. They‘ve spent the past few months developing exciting and challenging stories for our characters and as filming gets underway we’re all very excited to see them realised onto to the screen.”
The publicity for the series states that ‘The gang returns in style, burning their way through a new term at Roundview as new friendships, secret relationships and sexual awakening complicate their already messy lives. Caught between past and present, the bonds between them are tested as they learn what it really means to be a friend, a lover, an adult.’ The ten episode series will shoot in Bristol from July to December to transmit early 2012 on E4.