Old favourites return for the final series of ‘Skins’

Hannah Murray, Jack O'Connell and Kaya Scodelario will return to the era-defining show

Hannah Murray, Jack O’Connell and Kaya Scodelario will return for the seventh and final series of E4 teen drama Skins.

After disappointing viewing figures for the show’s sixth series, which aired earlier this year, Channel 4 decided that the next series would be the last. It was announced today (October 16) that a number of Skins alumni would return for the show’s send-off. A tweet from the show’s official account read: “Skins 7 will see the return of Cassie, Cook and Effy in three individual stories…”

Those three individual stories will focus on the grown-up lives of Cassie (Hannah Murray), Cook (Jack O’Connell) and Effy (Kaya Scodelario), titled Skins Pure, Skins Rise and Skins Fire respectively. The final series of Skins will shoot in Manchester and London from October to January and will air on E4 in spring 2013.

Earlier this year, Sean Teale, who played Nick in the last series, told NME he felt the show’s writers no longer felt the need to “break taboos” with the storylines, but said that the sixth series was also “more intense” than previous runs of the show. Teale said: “I don’t think [the writers] write entirely to break every taboo, not now anyway.”

Click here to read Alfie McKenzie’s blog, ‘Why Skins Says Nothing To Me About My Life’.