Series Seven of the long running drama, that many believe to have defined Millennial adolescence, will return to E4 in Spring 2013. Written by series co-creator Bryan Elsley and Jamie and Jess Brittain, the multi award winning show will see Hannah Murray (Cassie), Jack O’Connell (Cook) and Kaya Scodelario (Effy) returning to the roles which gave them their first big break in three individual stories, split into two, one hour parts.
‘Skins Pure’ will see Cassie – alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life.
Whilst ‘Skins Rise’ finds Cook working as a drug dealer in Manchester where he is forced to confront his violent past and a dangerous attraction.
In the final episodes, titled ‘Skins Fire’, Effy is now down in London, working as a receptionist and having an affair with her hedge fund boss when she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and finds out that she’s in over her head.
E4 have promised that these episodes will push Skins into new, more adult territory. Whether this will involve extended scenes of domestic tedium or just more unorthodox sexual exploration remains to be seen.