We're well into filming Skins now - finished block one (episodes one and two) and just about to begin filming block two (episodes three and four). It's all looking very good from what I've seen - building on what we achieved last year whilst retaining the original spirit of the show.
We've got some great guest stars in the first part of series 2 - I wont say who, as I don't want to spoil the surprise, but some top comic and telly talent have given some top notch performances.
As for my script, well, I wont pretend it hasn't been really hard. For a while, it felt like I had bitten off more than I could chew, but after some consultation with my script editors and my director (one H Enfield - who is lovely by the way) I feel it is finally becoming the story I set out to tell. We auditioned some people for it the other day, and it was great, as it always is, hearing my lines read out by professionals.
I'll try and do a set visit soon and take some pictures for you. Ben Schiffer is quite eager to interview a member of the cast, so hopefully that'll be coming soon. I'll try and update sooner this time round.
p.s. A lot of people are asking me about auditioning for Skins. Let me assure you, this is still happening, but just not quite yet. I'll see you what I can find out for you though.