Plans for a film spin-off were first discussed in 2009, but ultimately did not come to fruition.Instead, a specially-commissioned seventh and final series of the show was broadcast in 2013, featuring some of the cast from its 2007–2010 run.She is friends with Cassie Ainsworth (Hannah Murray), an eccentric girl who suffers from an eating disorder.Cassie attempts to hide her own struggles with mental health while her flamboyant parents ignore her in favour of their new baby.Most shows with teenagers pretended that these things didn't happen especially involving consequences, which this show also lays bare.
"Posh" Kenneth (Daniel Kaluuya) goes to the same college as the main cast and often spends time with the boys.
Without her father, she is a young carer for her mother Sheila, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
As well as the regular cast, there are several important recurring characters.
Appearing only in the second series, Lucy, better known as "Sketch" (Aimee-Ffion Edwards), is a quiet and scheming Welsh girl who is polite yet unnerving.
Living two buildings over and having a clear view of his room, she develops an obsession for Maxxie and becomes his stalker.