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Panic viewers share delight after spotting Skins star in cast

Are you watching the new teen series?

Eve Crosbie

Amazon's new dystopian thriller Panic has landed and it's safe to say that viewers wasted no time getting stuck into the series.

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Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, the ten-part drama follows a group of high-school graduates competing in an annual contest to win a huge cash prize so that they can leave their dead-end hometown and start a new life. The catch? The challenges in the competition are terrifying - and potentially deadly.

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Many viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the series, and it seems some have been blown away after recognising a famous British face among the cast of the US series.

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"Jessica who plays Grace in Skins is in Panic!" one person tweeted, while another said: "Very happy to see Jessica Sula working after Skins."

A third viewer remarked: "I've loved Jessica Sula since Skins so this is very full circle enjoyment for me."

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Meanwhile, Jessica herself has opened up about the new role, revealing that it taught her a vital lesson about "knowing your limits."

"A real sign of just coming into your own and growing up is that you know that you can say no. Learning to say no is really hard. And I think with Panic, it's wrapped up in high-stakes fear," she told Comic Book Resources.

"You got to say yes. You got to jump off this cliff. You got to do this crazy stuff. But in the heart of it, with these teens, they have an option to turn away, to say, 'You know what? This is too much. I don't want to do it.' I mean, in reality, you should do that."

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Jessica plays Natalie ​​​​​​in the series

The Swansea-born actress, who viewers might also recognise from Godless and horror film Split, added: "And then in kind of a general life thing, learning to say no is important and being comfortable with it and not being pushed around; because being brave doesn't mean you have to do the craziest thing."

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Are you watching the new series? The synopsis for the show reads: "In the summer after their senior year, 47 graduates participate in the annual Panic competition. Winning Panic with a cash prize of $50,000 will allow them to escape their small Texas town of Carp.

"After the rules change, however, they must decide what risks they will take in order to escape their home town."

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