TV Fact #173 – April 15th, 2015:

“Skins” (2007-2013) proved to be atypical of an ongoing drama series in that it replaced its primary cast every two years. Creator Bryan Elsley said, “There are risks associated with dumping a cast, but we just did it. There was some disquiet at the channel, but then they told us just to go with it.” He also confirmed at Broadcast’s television drama conference that the show would stick to its pattern of introducing college-age characters, moving them on in the next series, then letting them go.

As he described the two year pattern, “The first year is about getting to know the kids, and the second gives us the advantage of being able to explore their psyches a little more”. However, the character of Effy Stonem (Played by Kaya Scodelario) shows this pattern wasn’t always held strong. She is the only character to appear in more than three seasons, starring in every season except 5 and 6.

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