Skins blasted onto our screens more than six years ago, its portrayal of British teenage life was refreshing and it gave an unflinching insight into growing up in the modern-day world. Yet uniquely not within the capital city of London, but in the smaller yet fast-paced Bristol. Unlike most shows that make stars and cling onto them, Skins has renewed its cast every two seasons, using mostly unprofessional actors allowing those who watch the show to become a part of it and in some cases involving new writers and directors. Skins has become a breeding ground for new talent on a multitude of levels, and over time it has launched the careers of several individuals, including cast member Nicholas Hoult, who unlike the others was a child actor acting alongside Hugh Grant in About A Boy and post series working with Tom Ford on both his film debut A Single Man which led to being featured in Ford’s advertising campaigns.
4dvd's Skin Series 6 is out on DVD from 23rd of April as well as the full series box set of series 1-6