The creator of controversial TV show ‘Skins” has called it quits, reports Perez Hilton.
Series creator Jamie Brittain has quit the show, and now its future is said to be in jeopardy. A spokesman for the network Channel 4 has released a statement:
“Jamie has decided after five hit series to move on to write new projects and we wish him well. ‘Skins’ is written by a team of young writers who are hard at work on the new series which is currently in pre-production.”
Creator Brittain himself even released a statement, saying “I’ve just said everything I wanted to say. It’s time for new writers to come forward and portray their truth about teenagers. I’m really sad to leave, but I’m confident that the writing and production team I’ve left behind will do an awesome job.”
His co-creator Bryan Elsley has been left to work on the American remake, as well as current assistant producer Toby Welch and script producer Neil Ducan, who have taken over running the next season.
If the ratings don’t hold up, though, and its content doesn’t live up to the hype – the show could be in danger. It’s hard enough for new shows to really take off, but with the creator just taking off – it doesn’t look good. Especially with the cast due to be changed at the end of the next series as well, there is a strong chance the sixth series will be the show’s last.
The show has already been subjected to much controversy. Its racy content has been deemed inappropriate by many of the older public, as it deals with sex and drugs at such a young demographic, so the show already has a target on its back. What do you think though, will you miss ‘Skins’ if it leaves?