When I first heard that MTV was adapting the British series Skins for the states, I was somewhat skeptical. How could the network possibly replicate it when nearly every UK scene involves some form of profanity or sex? But after watching the first footage, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that the US version is staying true to its predecessor without seeming too watered-down.
Set to fast-paced music, this trailer hints at several of the original's eyebrow-raising themes (think drugs, drinking, and neighbors in the buff). But if you need more proof of how similar the two versions are, then click here for another preview with dialogue and scenes that are almost identical to the British pilot. The only major difference from what I can tell: no English accents! It premieres in January, but take a peek when you read more.
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