Filming underway on new series of ‘Skins’

Production of season six begins in Bristol today (July 21)

Shooting on the sixth season of Skins has begun in Bristol today (July 21), with 10 one-hour episodes set to be filmed.

Channel 4 Head Of Drama Camilla Campbell saying of the new series: “I am delighted that the sixth series of Skins is now underway. Having set up this new set of characters in the previous series, we can now go into more depth as to where their stories take us.”

She added: “With moral ambiguity, high drama, as well as a strong dose of comedy, Skins six will not disappoint.”

Executive Producer, John Griffin echoed these sentiments adding: “We’re hugely excited about the fantastic mix of writers we have for Skins this year. They‘ve spent the past few months developing exciting and challenging stories for our characters and as filming gets underway we’re all very excited to see them realised onto to the screen.”

The American version of the hit show was recently cancelled after just one series, but the UK version is a continued success, even winning Best TV Show at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011.

The current shoot is planned to run through to December, with the new series airing on E4 in early 2012.