As we previously anticipated, MTV has decided not to commission a second series of the US versions of the hit TV show Skins after receiving poor viewing figures. The show also received much criticism for portraying underage actors involved in scenes that might break federal child pornography laws.
Nathaniel Brown, a spokesperson for the network, said “Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn't connect with a U.S. audience as much as we had hoped”. Skins premiered in January to an audience of around 3.3million but by the time it reached its finale, those figures had dropped to just 1.2million.
Skins actress Sofia Black D'Elia admitted that she thoroughly enjoyed playing her young lesbian character. Sofia explained, “As an actor on the show I'm proud of everything that we've done. We created something that we really care about. We feel the show has so much heart and potential and can impact so many teens.”