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Rant: Skins Replace Current Cast for Season 3

Related News Post : Skins Cast Axed.

There has been mixed emotions since the announcement was made that show creator Bryan Elsley has plans to axe the current cast of Skins and replace them every two years. Now this throws everything that we have come to know and understand about Television into question.

Do we value the show's style or the characters more? Do you tune in and watch Skins for the stories or for the people in the stories? The answer is both. its the characters that make the stories. This is quite a daring punt on Elsley's part, will Skins continue to be a raging success? But Skins has always been different. The overall style and writing of the show is far from mainstream. We should have almost expected this from Elsley.

The good news is the show we love will continue and based on the talks of replacing the cast every two years. But having to bid farewell to the current cast members will no doubt be a sad affair. I hope that Elsley can give us a worthy farewell.

We shouldn't be that surprised with Tony taking in an open day in Episode Six. It was clear that University is the next step. The challenge for any show is having continued interesting story lines, replacing the characters gives the writers some new avenues to work with.

It is also a great opportunity for new young actors to earn some experience. Its a risky move, and it will be hard to replace the existing cast of Skins but I look forward to what the future holds.

If you strongly believe that the show will not be the same with a different cast there has been a petition started for you to display your opinion. At the time of posting, it had 258 signatures with a goal of 3,000.

I believe that its Elsley's creation and I'm just along for the ride. But if you're interested sign the petition here.


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