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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Toronto Gets Under MTV's "Skins"

"Skins" is the Toronto-lensed, US adaptation of the UK teen drama "Skins", that debuted January 17, 2011 on MTV in the US and on Movie Central and The Movie Network in Canada.

The original series was created by father-and-son television writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain for Company Pictures, premiering on E4, a UK television channel, January 25, 2007.

As with the UK series, the US version features a cast of amateur actors and young writers.

The show started filming February 2010 in Toronto, following Sneak Peek's open casting call November 2009.

Premise of "Skins" follows a group of teenagers, going through High School. The controversial plot line explores issues including dysfunctional families, promiscuous sex, mental illness, sexual orientation identity, substance abuse and death.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Skins"...