The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
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Series cast summary:
Kaya Scodelario ...  Effy Stonem / ... 26 episodes, 2007-2013
Nicholas Hoult ...  Tony 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Joe Dempsie ...  Chris 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Hannah Murray ...  Cassie / ... 19 episodes, 2007-2013
Mike Bailey ...  Sid 19 episodes, 2007-2008
April Pearson ...  Michelle 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Lily Loveless ...  Naomi Campbell / ... 19 episodes, 2009-2013
Will Merrick ...  Alo Creevey 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Freya Mavor ...  Mini McGuinness 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Jack O'Connell ...  James Cook / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Laya Lewis ...  Liv Malone 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Dakota Blue Richards ...  Franky Fitzgerald 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Sean Teale ...  Nick Levan 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Ollie Barbieri ...  JJ Jones / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Kathryn Prescott ...  Emily Fitch / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Larissa Wilson ...  Jal 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Dev Patel ...  Anwar 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Luke Pasqualino ...  Freddie Mclair / ... 17 episodes, 2009-2010
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ...  Doug 18 episodes, 2007-2012
Mitch Hewer ...  Maxxie 17 episodes, 2007-2008
Lisa Backwell Lisa Backwell ...  Pandora Moon / ... 17 episodes, 2008-2010
Alexander Arnold ...  Rich Hardbeck 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Megan Prescott ...  Katie Fitch / ... 15 episodes, 2009-2010
Jessica Sula ...  Grace Violet 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Merveille Lukeba ...  Thomas Tomone / ... 14 episodes, 2009-2010
Sebastian De Souza ...  Matty Levan 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Morwenna Banks ...  Anthea / ... 12 episodes, 2007-2010
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Posh Kenneth / ... 11 episodes, 2007-2009
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Storyline

Series One and Two focuses on a group of British teens trying to grow up and learn about love and life with little adult supervision (and lots of PARTYING). Sid tries to be everyone's friend and usually ends up on the short end of the stick. He is mostly manipulated by best friend Tony, whose girlfriend Michelle he is in love with. Tony is one to try anything once, including every girl he meets. He manipulates not only Sid and Michelle but anyone else who will let him. Anwar is just looking to lose his virginity, and though he is Muslim, it rarely stops him from partying excessively. Gay and popular friend Maxxie is along for the ride, while trying to pursue his dream of being a dancer and actor in London. Cassie, an anorexic basket-case, is in love with Sid, who overlooks her time and time again. Straight-laced Jal wants to focus on her musical ambitions. Written by gatetraveler

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Drama

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Trivia

Luke Pasqualino can be seen in a promotional poster for the second season. He would later play Freddie in both series three and four. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, lighting screens and crew reflections can be seen in Sid's glasses multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Naomi: [after Katie told her that Emily slept with JJ] Why are you so horrible?
Katie: Because I love her more than you ever can.
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Alternate Versions

Due to licensing issues, the DVDs and international broadcastings of the first three seasons have a very different soundtrack. The opening theme by Fat Segal remains intact in all versions. See more »

Connections

Featured in Welshy Reviews: Misfits (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Skins Theme Tune
Composed by Fat Segal
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An unforgettable show
6 January 2020 | by imanannesleySee all my reviews

This series impacted me in such a painful and good way. It's incredibly heartbreaking to look back on this show, not solely because of the shocking deaths or the amazing lives they had but also due to the teen angst that reminds me of my own hopeless teenage dreams and struggles that still haunt me :'(

by the way I've only watched generation 1&2


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skins See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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