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MTV will develop a North American version of the award-winning UK TV series "Skins," according to Liz Gateley, Senior Vice President, MTV Series Development.
Created by father/son team, Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, the E4 and Channel 4 series follows a group of Brit teens "...trying to grow up and find love and happiness..."
Bryan Elsley will write/executive produce the new version to be set in Baltimore, Maryland.
"We intend to preserve the authenticity of the British version and are excited to collaborate with the original team to develop stories that will speak to American youth," said Gateley.
"Skins" won a 2009 BAFTA Audience Award, as well as Best Drama Series at the 2008 Broadcast Awards.
The new series will be produced by Company Pictures, a division of ALL3MEDIA and Stormdog.
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