Netflix Are Bringing Back ‘Top Boy’ For A 3rd Season!
Netflix has picked up the drug-dealing drama ‘Top Boy‘ for a 3rd season the streaming service has announced today.
The gripping, gritty British drama series, which followed two drug dealers at a public housing estate in East London, was created and written by Ronan Bennett and originally aired on Channel 4, ending in 2013. Netflix has picked up the mantle for the 3rd season due to air in 2019.
The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his spiritual brother, partner, and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after his own form of exile – prison – comes to an end. Awaiting them both is Jamie, the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.
The next chapter, consisting of ten all-new episodes, will be written again by Bennett and executive produced by the original creative team – Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind (for Cowboy Films), Ronan Bennett (for Easter Partisan) and Yann Demange. In addition, the new instalment will be executive produced by multi-faceted entertainer and producer Drake and his business partner Adel “Future” Nur, along with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill Entertainment.
“I am delighted to be reunited once more with the Top Boy team – our wonderful cast and my partners at Cowboy Films – and to have Drake and SpringHill as new collaborators,” commented Bennett. “And I could not be prouder to be doing the show with Netflix.”
‘Top Boy’ serves as Drake and Future’s first foray into television production, for which they serve as Executive Producers and musical supervisors in this next chapter of this gritty drama series. Telling stories that speak to the next generation has always been important for this Toronto based team. The long-term goal for both business partners is to give opportunities to creators across all formats including TV, feature film, short form, documentary and digital platforms.
“We couldn’t be more excited for Netflix members around the world and a new generation of fans to discover the authentic, raw and real world of Top Boy,” adds Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “Drake came to us several months ago with a passion to help bring this series back to life, and we’re thrilled to support the original creative team to do just that.”
‘Top Boy‘ Season 3 will premiere as a Netflix original series in 2019, but the first 2 seasons are on the streaming service already if you want to catch up!