ITV has announced the cast of a new teen drama that is sure to remind many of Skins.
Digital Spy can exclusively unveil the first look at a cast of newcomers leading ITV2's Tell Me Everything, from the same producers, Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell, who commissioned Skins back in the day.
The Channel 4 drama made stars of future X-Men cast member Nicholas Hoult, Oscar nominees Dev Patel and Daniel Kaluuya, and Pirates of the Caribbean favourite Kaya Scodelario – and now Tell Me Everything could provide a launching pad for a new generation.
Here's how ITV describes the new series: "Brimming with heart, laughs, pathos and gut-punches, tenderness and darkness, Tell Me Everything explores the stresses of mental health for today’s teens created by the omnipresence of technology and social media, whilst they are still searching for their own identity, exploring sexuality, and experimenting with relationships, drink, drugs and sex (as well as what to wear tonight)."
Tell Me Everything centers around 16-year-old Jonny (Eden H Davies), who struggles to hide his undiagnosed depression and anxiety from his loved ones and best mates Louis (Spike Fearn) and Neve (Lauryn Ajufo) after an unspeakable tragedy.
His life is turned upside down when he falls in with new girl Mei (Callina Liang) and is drawn into a troubling world with new friends Regan (Tessa Lucille) and Zia (Ackley Bridge's Carla Woodcock).
Tell Me Everything producers Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell announced today: "We are absolutely thrilled with this brilliant cast of rising stars – a group of young actors who show more talent and flair, gravitas and humour, than we dared wish for."
Tell Me Everything is ITV2's first new drama commission in 10 years. The teen drama is set in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, which is Tell Me Everything creator Mark O'Sullivan's hometown. It's also being filmed there.
O'Sullivan's previous credits include working on Morgana Robinson's the Agency and Lee and Dean.
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