THE AMERICAN SKINS CAST:
Ron Mustafaa (Abudd), Patrick Ward (Character Unknown), Name/Character Unknown
Sofia Black D’Elia (Tea), Eleanor Zich (Eura Snyder), Rachel Thevenard (Michelle)
Bryan Elsley: We set out to do an adaptation. There will be a degree of resonance. There will be original episodes and some very original writing. The first episode has similarities but not all the way through.
Interviewer: Why not start from scratch?
Bryan Elsley: The reason for that is SKINS is actually written by young people. I have 18 and 19-year olds writing in England. In the UK, the first season was largely written by me. I need about two years to teach them writing. I want to do the same thing here. If the show is successful and goes to season 2, you’ll see original writing. I think having the same names doesn’t mean they’ll be the same characters. We have a large teen advisory group in NYC making changes to the show.
Interviewer: What stories will be in the first series?
Bryan Elsley: They will be in the first series, but I can’t give an example.
Q for Eleanor Zich (Eura Snyder) about her age.
Eleanor Zich (Eura Snyder): I’m 14. People around that age start to break away from their parents.UPDATE
James Newman is confirmed as playing Tony Snyder, Jesse Carere is the guy from the original picture in the beanie (looks like a Chris), and Pat is playing someone we don't know (hopefully Josh). - love Chey