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First Trailer of U.S. 'Skins' Remakes the Original Pilot

October 22, 2010 07:01:11 GMT

Find out about the relatively unknown teenagers of U.S.A. cast to take over the roles in the controversial but highly-acclaimed U.K. teen series.


First Trailer of U.S. 'Skins' Remakes the Original Pilot
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U.S.' take on popular British TV series "Skins" is ready to launch with the release of a trailer on top of the January 2011 premiere. The trailer is sort of a shot-by-shot remake of the original pilot where Nicholas Hoult's Tony wakes up in the morning and starts making calls to his friends in preparation of a huge party.

In the MTV version, relatively new and young actors are cast. In Hoult's shoes as Tony is James Newman, red-haired Michelle is portrayed by Rachel Thevenard while Tony's best friend Sid is played by Daniel Flaherty but under the name Stanley. One distinctive difference between the original and the adaptation is they pick lesbians instead of gays.

In an interview with Collider, Ron Mustafaa who plays Abuud, a character very much like Dev Patel's Anwar Kharral, said, "(Show creator) Bryan Elsley even told us to stop watching it [the U.K. Version] after we got the parts because they didn't want us to copy the characters."

Jesse Carere who plays pill-popping Chris added, "I think everyone's characters, aside from Britne [Oldford who plays Cadie], are the same. ...The first episode to introduce us might be the same, but Bryan even said that it's going to change throughout the series."

Elsley is also the creator of the original series along with his son Jamie Brittain. Elsley will write and executive produce the adapted version, which, like the U.K version, will be largely influenced by teenagers dealing with sex, drugs, the breadth of friendships or the depth of heartbreaks.



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posted by meh on Oct 24, 2010
Why do the people of color have to be so carefully picked. I had to watch this twice to find who they decided was going to be translucent enough to fit more than just black. This I mention in contrast to the Asian girl. If you are not white you have to be racially ambiguous to be on a show. I'll stick to the UK version.
posted by Tanzhra on Oct 22, 2010
MTV always have to copy stuffs and screw them up... it won't compare with the original series and cast, just with the trailer I can see that, even if it doesn't suck, it won't be anything next to the UK one.

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