Well, Skins US fans, we fought the good fight. We signed petitions, we fought off the haters, we tuned in dutifully… but it’s over. Skins US has been cancelled. Entertainment Weekly announced today that the show would not be renewed for a second season.
MTV said in a statement, “Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a US audience as much as we had hoped. We admire the work that the series’ creator Bryan Elsley did in adapting the show for MTV, and appreciate the core audience that embraced it.” Bryan Elsley has described the American version of his classic British show as a “rather old fashioned television series, a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people’s lives. It tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little painful to adults and parents.”
Of course, we’re super sad over this decision. But we’d like to thank everyone involved with the show for creating something special that we really loved. You guys are awesome! RIP Skins US.