Facebook Watch launched its SKAM Austin page, and started releasing clips on Tuesday, April 24th. For more information on the best way to “watch” the show so you don’t miss and social media posts or moments, check out our SKAM Austin Watch Guide.
The show follows Meg, a teenager living in Austin, Texas. Thus far, we see that Meg struggles with school and has parents who fight a lot. She seems to have had a falling out with her best friend, Abigail, and the dance team she used to be a part of. She spends most of her time with boyfriend Marlon.
Check out the first clip below, then head over to the SKAM Austin page to discover more of the story…
SKAM Austin Episode Guide
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In which we meet Megan, an Austin-based teen struggling with loneliness from the recent falling out with her best friend, Abby.
Original air date: April 27, 2018
In which Megan, Grace, Kelsey, Jo, and Zoya form a dance team (of losers), and Megan confronts Marlon about his relationship with Abby.
Original air date: May 4, 2018
Skam Austin Release Date
SKAM Austin started releasing “episodes” on Tuesday, April 24th at 3:40 p.m. CST. You can watch the mini-episodes via Facebook Watch.
Here is a full list of the Instagram accounts linked to the show, which gives us some insight into the cast of characters:
Josefina’s Instagram: @my_name_is_jo_in_spanish
OK, so it’s more like a mood-setter than a trailer, but the SKAM Austin Facebook page released these images from the upcoming show. Check it out…
And here’s the official description of the show from Facebook Watch:
“SKAM Austin” tells realistic and authentic stories from the lives of American teenagers. SKAM offers an unfiltered look at what teens are dealing with today head on, with characters that don’t hold back and relationships that unfold real-time across social media. SKAM is about standing up to shame. It is about owning and being yourself, even when you aren’t mainstream and “accepted.”
In addition to the series featuring relevant, captivating characters and topics that relate to teens across the spectrum, the series introduces a new style of digital storytelling with all clips and video content posting with the illusion of the scenes happening in real time. Further blending the line between content and reality, each character will have their own Instagram profile.
Content will begin to roll out in real time, including character’s Instagram profiles which will be linked to the show page. Additionally, the first video will drop on the show page on Tuesday, April 24.
Executive producers for “SKAM Austin” are Julie Andem, Simon Fuller, Per Blankens, and Sarah Heyward. Andem also serves as writer and director and Heyward also serves as writer.
SKAM Austin Setting
SKAM Austin is obviously set in Austin, but it is more specifically set at Bouldin Creek, a neighborhood in the Texan city. You can see more about the Bouldin school vibe from these Instagram dance team videos from the Bouldin Kittens…
There’s also this video promoting tryouts for the Bouldin Kittens dance team.
And this one showing the Bouldin Kittens’ dressing room.
SKAM Austin Showrunner
As mentioned in the above description, SKAM Austin‘s showrunner is Julie Andem, aka the Norwegian creator and showrunner. This is great news for fans of the original drama, as Andem’s extensive interview process, compassionate vision, and impressive execution made this show what it was.