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Farewell Skins

Monday saw the final episode of Skins, read my review. What did you think about Season Two? Want to know if Skins has been renewed for a third season? What do we currently know about season three? Skins returns in early 2009!

Rant: Skins: Season 3: What we Know so far

There is very limited information about Season 3 of Skins as it is only in the early stages of planning. The producers are current holding auditions to find new cast members in the UK. As the previous cast have been axed and will be replaced every two years.

But as previously tipped: Jamie Brittain has informed us that the third season will definitely include Effy (Tony's sister).

He has also said:
"...that the new cast will be quite different from the original cast, but people may see some similarities..."
The season will also centre around a character in which he describes as "A nasty piece of work". A character from eastern Europe will take centre stage and in a interesting story arc a set of twins.

The producers of Skins are hoping to capture a new generation of Skins fans and keep the following they have built up so far. Its set to air in early 2009. We'll keep you informed.

72 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...
     

    Just finished watching the last episode of season two. It is a very addictive show and i have fallen in love with it, however to find out that season three will not be carrying on with the same cast brings a tear to my eye. Although it's just a show it's hard to except a new cast with the story not fully complete and being comfortable with the current cast.

  2. Anonymous said...
     

    early 2009!!! nooooooooo

  3. Anonymous said...
     

    2009 ur mad its a long time :(

  4. Anonymous said...
     

    ну история про сида и кейси не законченная однозначно,будет неправильно не показать ее до конца.ну а дату выхода совсем загнули.

  5. Anonymous said...
     

    omg i so loved that show
    also just finished the last episode and it made me cry
    it's hard to think that a new cast will be as great as this one but i certainly hope so

  6. Anonymous said...
     

    yes i couldn't agree more with the first post. i love this characters. everyone of them. it would be difficult to point out my favorite, but Effy and Sid are definitely one of the best characters i can relate to, so it'll make me sad if they won't have such a huge part anymore. actually, i cannot really picture this new season, as in season 2 they were all off to collage and it seems to me that their lives are not going to be as connected as they used to be when they were still back to school. maybe they'll do a season set during the holidays or something. i would really like to see them all back together again having a laugh (as once one of the characters have said).

  7. Erin, Canada said...
     

    New cast? This is an outrage. How can you replace Sid? Or Cassie? Or Chris? Or ANY of them?

  8. Anonymous said...
     

    i think that the new crew hav very high expectations to live up to
    we will see whether or not they will be able to live up to these
    i very highly doubt so
    its going to be a bit of a let down

  9. Anonymous said...
     

    how can they just never let us know wether sid ever finds cassie?

  10. Save_The_Hobbit said...
     

    I'm still pissed they axed everyone. I really can't see Effy having too big of a role, she wasn't really that ineresting of a character.

    I WANT MAXXIE BACK! He was hot.

    I also want to know what happened at the end of season 2...did Sid ever find Cassie? What happens between Michelle and Tony? Maxxie and James?

    I'm betting Sketch will be back since she was younger, I think. I'm just hoping we see some of them again. Tony, at the very least. Sadly, never will we see Chris again. :(

    Why couldn't they just have pulled a degrassi and brought new characters in as well as keeping the old ones?

  11. Ivan. aus said...
     

    lol ..bring back Cris???? wtf....he died u twat !

    btw...its a great thing they replacing everyone but Effy. The story continues with her..

    Early 2009 is like around the corner...so fuck the few months.
    ffs.

  12. Egore said...
     

    hey they just started the show here in america i have to say i loved the first few episodes i downloaded both seasons. it is a great show and i hope season 3 with its new cast will live up to what the show has become.

  13. Anonymous said...
     

    nooo i want the original cast this so sux! :( NOO I WANT THE REAL SID,Tony n all the others THEy so F*****cking own !!!!

  14. Anonymous said...
     

    lol effy sux Sid really owned the place.!KEEP EM ALL !!!

  15. Anonymous said...
     

    I think it's a good move changing the cast members. Things could easily get stale. The Brits r not like the yanks in the way that they don't just produce for the money. It's a gutsy move on they're part to make a change especially when they could have pushed these characters for at least another season. They made us fall in love with them, and then took them away. That genius, and we will only have great memories from these two seasons. (very Ricky Gervaisesque) And if you writers and producers could use some show ideas to mix things up a bit, call me at 732 996 6222. USA. Dan.

  16. Anonymous said...
     

    hey does anyone know what happened next? what about sid and cassie do they find each other ? and tony and michelle , the need to have like an extra episode about it dont you think the same?

  17. Anonymous said...
     

    I too have just finished watching the last episode that show grabbed me by the balls an said "your not getting away till your satisfied" butyet im not satisfied an to hear that the old characters will be gone makes it worse i cant believe it that totally sucks for me im gonna miss that show i wanna cry lol not really but i got obsessed with it and its totally crap its all over wat happens to sid an cassie an anwar an maxxie an michelle an tony jal omg jal is a loner jalander gawd yup gonna miss it later skins freaks!

  18. Anonymous said...
     

    good show. it reminds me of "my so-called life" here in the states. you know the one with a young claire danes. season three will be nice and fresh... yeah...

  19. Anonymous said...
     

    is it about drugs? because i think that the drugs was fun in a teenagers life is effy cracking it!!!!! party party party pluss cassie a new cassie a emo dude just taking his life a way full of drugs and dearling to keep his life up....OMFG i said too much

  20. Anonymous said...
     

    NONONONONONO,
    why the fuck did chris have to die :@

    arrrh,
    AND NEW CAST WTF?
    =0

    you cant ever replace maxxie, or tony or sid, c'mon,
    they was hot,>.<
    no-one's hootter ecpet joesph dempsie,cept they made him die¬_¬
    priiiicks.
    :@

    better be fukin goood.
    i wanted the story to go on,
    no its just fukked up bad.

    TWAATs

  21. Anonymous said...
     

    stop asking how things ended yeah? I'm sure Effy and the new gang will wrap things up, and let us in on the details of her brother and his best friend's lives after high school. now gtfover it. 'Nuf sed.

  22. Anonymous said...
     

    yeah like F*ck you man the people in the skins show was ace you can't evermreplace them n its gonna be weird never to see them acting as those characters again.
    i want sid to find cassie go back to England Maxxie n anwar go back home when they done in college n it carries on from that.
    if there is any new people in the show it'll be really sh*t n i think they really f*cked skins up if theres new characters

  23. Anonymous said...
     

    skins will never be replaced wiv some poxy new characters. If there is new characters i think they've f*cked skins up completely cos there'sno way it'll be as good.
    Someone needs to report it. lol
    seriously.
    x x x
    x x x x
    x x x x
    xxxx xxx xxxx

  24. Anonymous said...
     

    Series 1 was fab, series 2 not as great. so maybe the new cast will make it fresh and cool like series 1 again. or maybe it'll just suck.

  25. Anonymous said...
     

    wtf?
    nobody can replace cassie!!!!

  26. Joyce said...
     

    I loved the old cast! Michelle and Tony were so cute together, I'm so sad that Chris died, I hope Anwar, James, and Maxxie get along! And of course Cassie and Sid.

    I hope the new cast will be just as good as the one preceding them...because they have some huge shoes to fill.

  27. Anonymous said...
     

    :( I LOVE CHRIS!
    I MISS CHRIS

    they need a someone like chirs in the next season!

    cant wait till early 2009 for SKINS
    amazing program tht everyone should watch

    skins loverrr
    xxxx

  28. Anonymous said...
     

    Another American who watched a couple Episodes on BBC America and downloaded the rest and watched it straight through.

    I'm sad about the cast replacement but I can see where they're coming from. My only quibble is that they could have at least done a Christmas Special or something similar to 'wrap up' the storylines. To me the finale showed how things were ending, but not how they actually ended.

  29. Anonymous said...
     

    NOOOOOO!!! Please don't take away the old cast!! They are the main reason i love the show so very much! How can you possibly axe such amazing characters!! Plus putting in a whole new cast will completely upset the show!! I am most displeased!!

  30. caspi said...
     

    i think that it is unusual changing the cast the way they are. the whole show is very unusual, the way they film it, how unexpected the style of each episode is, everything.

    i think it is going to work for them very well. the producers, directors and writers have made the right decisions so far so i trust them.

    i also think that the stories will be wrapped up more... but i doubt that it is going to be by effy telling us all about it. i can't wait ot see.

    i will miss cassie.

  31. Anonymous said...
     

    well it's better than nothing (:
    and besides it's very soon :D

  32. Anonymous said...
     

    i cant belive they got rid of the old cast they were freaking amazing

  33. Anonymous said...
     

    I WaNt So BADLy TO See THe 3rd Season ...........
    oh my god i think i am addicted....
    God Save Me
    But not yet i want to see skins first....

  34. Anonymous said...
     

    i dont know hat they were thinking, all of a sudden changing the cast when we have all just gotten to love everyone at the moment. maybe j. brittain should sit down and watch the series from start to finish, then rethink hiis decision. if its new characters how can they expect us to like them more? it won't happen no matter how hard they try. its really sad.

  35. Anonymous said...
     

    This next season definitly wont be as good because you wont have the old cast. I have fallen in love with sid and chris and if I never see them again then that will kill me. It makes me not want to watch it in the future

  36. Leonardo said...
     

    You cannot leave fantastic characters such as "Cassie" or Maxie or Tony out of the cast! As a matter of fact "Cassie"...that girl is an incredible actress! You should not get rid of her!

  37. Anonymous said...
     

    Yeah getting rid off the cast was a big mistake, it just wont be skins anymore with tony, sid, chris, maxxie, anwar, cassie, michelle and jal. everybody wants to know how they got on after all moving away to do different things. will sid find cassie? will tony and michelle get back together? so many unanswered questions!
    Total bollocks!
    bring back the old cast!
    especially tony sid and maxxie!!
    x

  38. Anonymous said...
     

    Like a couple other Americans on here, I watched a few episodes and waited like an idiot every week for the next episode till I figured out they were all online. I was absolutely enthrawled with the plots and story lines. It was like NOTHING I had seen before or is currently on American TV. As an actor I've never witnessed such talented young people before.

    As for the re-casting for the 3rd season... It seems risky but I'm so ready for it. I just wish they had tied up more loose ends. Especially with Sid and Cassie and I HATED the way how Anwar just jumped on board with Maxxie. It seemed like they had nothing else to do with him. Still, leave it to the Brits to be genius with their television!

  39. kimmers said...
     

    Hearing about the new cast made me question if i even wanted to see the new season coming up. But the truth is I'm hooked. So hopefully the new cast won't let me and the viewers down, but I wouldn't be surprised it it did. Let's face it: THE ORIGINAL CAST IS TO FUCKING HOTTTT TO HAVE AXED, THEY WERE BRILLANT THROUGH OUT THE TWO SEASONS. So why in the hell would they do that? Whatever reason I just pray it doesn't go badly.

  40. Anonymous said...
     

    different cast?
    thats bullshit
    no sid? :(
    i bet it wont be as good

  41. Anonymous said...
     

    I loved the characters from the first two seasons and am excited to see what lies ahead with a new cast. The unresolved interpersonal relationships and emotional ambiguity of the final episode was well depicted by the actors/actresses, the editing and the script. Life is tumultuous with plenty of lost loves, things left unsaid, and a sense of yearning as we move through a constant state of becoming.
    It will be hard to say goodbye to the old cast but as long as the writers and the vision behind 'Skins' remains cohesive, edgy and entertaining, I will be watching.
    Great Work!
    Gaittins

  42. Anonymous said...
     

    THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!

    a new cast!?

    well done, you have officially just killed skins. i hope you can sleep at night. humph.

  43. Anonymous said...
     

    Congrats wankers, you ahve just killed skins :]
    Well done. :))

  44. AC!Drabbit said...
     

    I've read descriptions of the new characters and seen the teaser trailers. One word sums up what I've seen: Bullshit.

    I understand that changing SOME of the cast may be a way to "freshen up" Skins, but... no. Just no. The original cast are (except from Effie and Cassie (AS CHARACTERS. Cassie's actress is awesome. I mean Cassie herself.)) amazing. If it's going to get stale, then simply don't make another series.

    Sometimes you've got to stop while you're ahead. I doubt I'm going to be watching Series 3, and I know a lot of people who've said the same. Bringing new characters IN is great. Getting rid of amazing characters is NOT great.

    I don't trust the directors. Not after Series 2. Hell no. Screwed it up by bringing Sketch in.

    I love Series 1, like Series 2, but I think they're running out of ideas. The opposing twins card has been overplayed by various tv shows and movies and books.. it's OLD. Think up something more ORIGINAL.

    Jeez.. don't make British teen dramas look bad!

  45. Ruby said...
     

    I honestly think if the show were to carry on with the same characters viewers would get bored. Take the OC for example, at a certain stage it just became ridiculous and by the time we reached the fourth season it was completely terrible. Although we didn't get to find out how things end for some characters in season 2 (e.g. sid and cassie), I think that the ambiguous ending allowed for viewers not to disappointed with a cliche happy ending or an ending they didn't like (e.g. Ryan and Taylor - WTF? -).

    Skins was an amazing show, a change of characters isn't going to change the fantastic dialogue or characterisation of the next generation - unless they made the awful decision to change writers/producers etc. They were after all the ones who initially came up with the ideas for the characters, the actors just brought them to life. So long as season 3's actors are brilliant there isn't much to worry about.

    So basically, all I am saying is give season 3 a chance before you condemn it and/or persist in your absorption with the loss of the old cast.

  46. Anonymous said...
     

    there is no way they could've kept on going with the same characters. jesus what more could happen to those poor kids their lives were just getting worse and worse. and especially with chris gone, if they'd kept on going with the others the show would have been ruined.

  47. Anonymous said...
     

    WTF They can not do this what are they thinking i love all the current caracters i think adding a new cast will just ruin it for the old viewers who liked where the story line was heading!

  48. Anonymous said...
     

    I absolutely fell in love with Skins. Syd and Cassie being my favorite storyline, but I was completetly involved with all of them. Now I get the sadness that we won't get to see how all of their lives turn out but I think its brillant and courageous to start fresh with a new cast with only Effy tying the viewers to the new storyline. Lets face it, it gets a bit ridiculous to follow a group of kids going off to University. Either they all live separate lives which grows the cast to unwieldy proportions or you have to come up with some stupid reason why they all wind up at the same place. It just doesn't work. If you are basing a show on a group of teenagers then the correct way to do it is to replace the cast after they reach a certain age. This is meant to show a stage of their lives. You don't get to see what happens next. Use your imagination or learn to live with disappointment because we don't know if Syd turns around and sees Cassie (I like to pretent yes)or what happens in London with Maxxie and Anwar. They have moved on and so must we. I have faith that the next cast will be just as engrossing. I also think the actress who plays Effy has done a fantastic job and I look forward to seeing her take a larger role in the new seasons ahead.

  49. Tashlyn said...
     

    What......... its going to suck now . why would they change the cast . Its perfect as it is

  50. Jess said...
     

    Has Anyone Seen The New Cast Yet? In The Trailer They Look Pretty Cool, But None Of Them Are Hot Methinks. Well, Not As Much As In The First Two Series.
    I Still Cant Believe They Axed Everyone &THEY KILLED OFF CHRIS!!!!

  51. Jess said...
     

    And Apparently The Series Is Going To Revolve Arond This Freddie Kid As It Did With Tony Last Year.

  52. Anonymous said...
     

    down here in australia, i have just got the box set of season 1&2 and LOVED IT... tony's my fav, even though i feel i related more to sid...

    i don't like the idea of a new cast if effy stay's tony can always drop a scene in, and where tony goes other people can follow, but if every two yrs there's a new cast that's not gonna go good because every two years you'll fall in love with the new cast!

    rock on season 1,2 &3!!!

  53. Anonymous said...
     

    This is just a great series. Just wrapped up here in the US with episode 19th. Bravo for bringing on a new cast, unlike American TV which would have us believe in 28 year-old fucks still in High School instead of moving on with life. Effy rules. Just think about the alternative....a 30 year old Tony still around in 10 seasons??

  54. Anonymous said...
     

    I had forgotten how much i liked the show, and how much I hated that they were redoing the entire cast. There were so many unfinished stories and (in my opinion) another series with the original cast would have been good. I suppose what they want is for you to think up the endings for yourself, the storyline I really related to was Sid & Cassie, so I reckon they find each other. Cliche. The new cast looks arrogant and annoying in a bad way.

  55. elrio91 said...
     

    This is bullshit...
    How do you lose old fans in a pathetic attempt to gain new ones??? Then basically, u aint done shit!!!

  56. Anonymous said...
     

    indeed the season 1 shows are on bbc america,at last! at 3:00 am(YES AM)! the people in the u.s are to MORAL?(WTF) to be exposed to skins during normal hours!

  57. Andrew said...
     

    Sorry, but first episode of season 3 was a total disappointment. Teen lifestyle exaggerated to the point at which it just seems ridiculous. All characters just acted like cocky idiots.

    Season 2 and 1 were so good because you could relate to the characters, now all they do is drink, drugs, and sex. No story line

    Will always miss season 1 and 2 cast, never forget them

  58. Anonymous said...
     

    Season 3 is gonna suckkkk compared to the other two:(. Why could they keep some of the old characters and bring in some new? I hope at least sketch is in the season as well..

  59. Anonymous said...
     

    bbc america already finished skins season 1....and it showed at a normal time - the 3.oo am must be the reruns...

    im also pissed that they arent at least going to include some of the original cast - i agree with everyone else - that cast was stellar and the fact that dev patel went on to do slumdog millionare is great - hahaha love the scene where he is caught naked by his female relatives!

    oh skins...ill miss the original cast for sure!!!

  60. Anonymous said...
     

    I dont think i have been more addicted to a show, i watch the episodes over and over, it always takes a while to get to australia so you are always waiting in suspense for the next episode.
    my favourite character was cassie, i cant believe that she wont be in the next series!!
    I honestly cant get over the fact that you never find out what happens in the end.

    looking forward to season three.

  61. Matthew said...
     

    Its ashame the first two seasons have been followed up with a totally different show using exactly the same name, its totally rubbish; the main character is appauling, just a yob, nothing to his personality other than idiocy.

    Won't be watching anymore of this season, its rubbish.

  62. Irene said...
     

    I'm so pleased to see such an already brilliant drama series moving in different directions. So many programs of similar content tend to stick with what's safe and never venture far from their comfort zones. With the right scripting and a tallented new cast, this show could really go in directions that many others haven't.
    And for those fans out there who don't seem to be embracing the change, maybe you need to re-watch a few episodes to understand what the show is actually all about. As soon as you graduate, everything changes and new cycles in your life begin. This is just a classic example of this replication from real life being translated onto film. I'm really looking forward to this next season. Change is good.

  63. Maya said...
     

    ive watched the first two episodes of season three and i have to sayy....I MISS SID!!!! and cassey. and chris and jal....they can't replace them!!!!

    i dont like this new cast and i think the story line is cute and so is the cast but i dont think ill be able to feel as strong of a connection as i had with the old cast. i wanted to find out what hapenned and im really really mad that they changed it.....i miss the old skinsssss!!!

  64. Anonymous said...
     

    ok...let me just say i was a fan of season 1, and the writers definitely upped their game for season 2! it was phenomenal and i'm not ashamed to say i was in tears at the end of the finale.

    i was upset to see the entire cast replaced for season 3, but figured i'd give it a chance. my feelings have been mixed at best. ep 3 "thomas" is the only one i've thoroughly enjoyed so far. but i've just finished watching ep 5 and i may have to stop watching the show altogether.

    the new cast is ANNOYING, extremely JUVENILE and totally UNREALISTIC!!!

    1) i just don't understand freddie. any normal person would have kicked cook to the curb as a friend long ago.

    2) no father would ever sit in an audience and clap while his daughter in on stage singing "ass to ass" bumping and grinding with men & women.

    THEY'VE ABSOLUTELY RUINED A PERFECTLY GOOD SHOW.

  65. olivia said...
     

    i seriously think skins 3 is realy weird cus every 1 shaggin every 1
    cus cook shagged effy then pandora omg loads more why dont effy just choose 1 boy to go out wiv not fuckin kissin 2 all the time its reali pissin me off. i prefere cook n effy together than freddie n effy .

  66. Anonymous said...
     

    Sorry but if you dont like series three why watch it!? there not making you. If i dont like a tv show i change the channel .. i dont come on a website and complain!

  67. Anonymous said...
     

    the new series is great, u ppl are all mad!

  68. Anonymous said...
     

    iv got to say that i liked season 1, loved season 2 but i honestly think that season 3 is the best. i feel more related to them (except drinking before the first day of school). drugs and drink and sex isn't uncommon and if you dont like series 3 then go change the channel or something

  69. Jess said...
     

    Changing the cast is a HUGE MISTAKE unless you are going to bring back the original cast then you got a ACE show!

    SKINS ROCKS - i’m still watching the first episodes from the first season over and over again. Bring back Sid and Cassie.

    I don’t want to get to know another cast. Thats a foolish idea. you are going to get viewers upset. It took me a bit to like the second cast cause of the feelings that I had for the first group.

    We bond to these characters, dont go changing them on us.

    I agree with others, why not merge the two cast from the first season and the second?

    or better yet - take the first season cast - and give them their own show and call it ”Choices” - its about the choices the make in life as the grow with Uni and after. The most critical years of our lives.

    SAY NO TO SEASON FOUR - if brand new cast. Bring back first cast!!!

  70. Anonymous said...
     

    Mmkay... I love Skins. I mean, the first two seasons are amazing and everything. I just finished watching the first episode of the third season. It was good, but it soooooo made me reminiscent for Sid, then for everyone else (you know the scene with the locker?). I really will miss that cast and I was appalled when I found out Chris died, I mean WTF, he was great. But I love how in the opening song in those last dings they have a shot of the person/people that episode is mainly about. I reckon the third season should be good... as long as they have some of the old cast drop in!!!! haha.

  71. Anonymous said...
     

    old skins fukin owned haha Dev ur funny ur one of the reasobn i watched the show n i can relate tp sid man im gonna miss Sid i wish i could of met him in real life :D. R.I.P. Skins 1and 2. it was the best show i ever saw in my life i wish old crew didnt go man they were the best seeing how im 15 i can relate to somestuff but like rhe new crew is bad all they do is do sex,drugs, talk unlike the old crew they made the show look "Real". and good man u own Dev n Sid and all of the old crew

  72. Anonymous said...
     

    The new cast seem like a bunch of wankers. "Edgy" indie/skater fags. Impossible to relate too unless your life consists of a constant blur of picking fights, drinking and getting stoned.

    Season 1 was the best, Season 2 wasn't bad (got a bit too serious and grim I'd say..) but this is horrible.

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