We’ve just signed the deal to distribute Seasons Three and Four on DVD and will be releasing them later this year.
It seems like just yesterday Skins Volume 1 came out on DVD, but boy do kids grow up fast—and the crew from Roundview College was no exception. Over the course of the first two seasons (both of which are available on DVD), we’ve seen the characters get high, get sexed, get in trouble, break up, break down, get back together and basically discover themselves, each other and life. You know, a high school experience that, while technically fiction, rings unnervingly true for many (as it should—it was written by teenagers and twenty-somethings).
And just like real life kids, some of our teen actors have graduated to bigger things as well. Nicholas Hoult, who played the gorgeous alpha male Tony, got a BAFTA-nomination in the Up and Coming Actor category for his role in the Academy-nominated, Tom Ford-directed heartbreaker A Single Man. Dev Patel, the actor behind the horny, hilarious but kind Anwar, was lauded for his performance in Slumdog Millionaire last year. And Joe Dempsie, who plays the lovable but troubled party animal Chris, has been giving small but powerful performances in wide-ranging projects from The Damned United alongside Michael Sheen, to the family friendly blockbuster Merlin, which aired on NBC primetime and is coming to DVD in April.
So for the third season of Skins, which stars almost an entirely new cast, it’s just like going back to freshman year. The possibilities are going to be endless for these new kids who will be doing a lot of growing up, both as characters and as actors. Things are already looking up: Kaya Scodelario, who plays Tony’s silent but scandalous little sister Effy, is leading the pack and will show up in the Clash of the Titans remake coming out in April. As for the rest: it’s only a matter of time.