MTV Not Renewing SKINS for Second Season

     June 9, 2011


Though the network made a valiant effort to capture the same magic that made the British import series Skins a success here in the United States, today Deadline reports  MTV has decided that it will not renew the steamy teen drama series for another season. The first season, which was met with some controversy and accusations of child pornography back in January, ended roughly three months ago, and with no word on another season since then, the grave seemed to have been dug for the series. MTV says, “Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped. We admire the work that the series’ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it.” If anyone liked this series, but is unfamiliar with the original British series, I’d recommend checking that out as a much better substitute.