October 22nd, 2010
11:15 AM ET
Based on a hit British series of the same name, the dramedy takes a gritty look at the lives of a group of nine teenage friends. The UK show – which featured "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel and "A Single Man" actor Nicholas Hoult – was packed with sex, drugs and nudity, and judging by the trailer that's hit the web, the MTV version will be equally edgy.
In the promo, one character is seen phoning up his female classmates – one of whom is in the bathtub – and urging them to help his 16-year-old pal lose his virginity. Elsewhere, characters are shown popping pills and partying in a warehouse.
"The kids of SKINS will crush hearts and burn brain cells while fearlessly confronting every obstacle head on... or slightly off," promises the show's website.
Expect plenty of drama – on screen and in the headlines – when "Skins" premieres on MTV in January 2011.
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