Skins Getting American Make-Over

August 25, 2009 by  
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With over 300 million people in the US, you might think that there are writers over there that are more than capable of writing an original TV show. But apparently all they do over there is watch BBC America and think of ways to steal our ideas.

The massively popular E4 show Skins is to be remade for American audiences because they want a show that “speaks to American youth,” according to MTV’s Liz Gately.

Because, unsurprisingly, 90210, Priviledged, The OC, The Hills and every other bloody show they make over there, have nothing to do with real teenagers.

The show appeared on BBC America already and now that MTV have landed the rights to it, the drug-taking, sex-having teens will be living in Baltimore, Maryland instead of Bristol.

Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, the co-creators of the show are the ones behind the move and are committed to filming a pilot episode. Sell outs.

With failed pilots for remakes of cult fave Spaced and The IT Crowd, we’re not sure America’s quite ready for British styled teenagers.