MTV has released the trailer for its new, gritty teen series Skins, which is based on the UK original. Check out the trailer below!

Skins is a wild ride through the lives of nine high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go. Be it sex, drugs, the breadth of friendships or the depth of heartbreaks, Skins is an emotional mosh-pit that slams through the insanity of teenage years.

Skins premieres January 2011.