The possibility of seeing the hit British TV series Skins have have a remake is no longer a rumour. In fact, The Movie Network, a Canadian premium cable network, announced its intention to make a Canadian remake of Skins.
The Canadian Skins is executive produced by Charlie Pattinson, George Faber, John Morayniss and Laszlo Barna, with the pilot written by Bryan Elsley, a co-creator of the original UK version. Elsley also serves as showrunner.
The show follows the lives of a group of charismatic, but troubled youth as they lurch towards adulthood. This involves partying hard, having sex, consuming drugs, drinking, studying and other things you can imagine.
Finally, production on the Canadian remake of Skins begins in Toronto this summer. Moreover, the Canadian remake will premiere on The Movie Network some time in 2011.