Netflix Announces September Premiere Date For The Return Of ‘Top Boy’ With Season 3
‘Top Boy‘ is back for a 3rd Season this September, this time on Netflix, with Ashley Walters (‘Bulletproof’, ‘Sugarhouse’) and Kane Robinson reprising their roles as “Dushane” and “Sully”, and joined by newcomer Micheal Ward as “Jamie” (‘The A List’, ‘Blue Story’).
The series picks up from the original drama, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK before its end in 2013 – both seasons are now globally available on Netflix. The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (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 (Ward), the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.
“Top Boy is a raw, real representation of street culture. It explores how these characters came to make the choices they make, and gives the audience a behind-the-scenes look as to what is happening on our streets today,” comments Walters. “It needs to be talked about and the show doesn’t shy away from giving us the platform to tell our story. We can’t change things if we do not acknowledge it and understand it first. Netflix is the perfect platform for this show, there aren’t many networks who would be brave enough to keep it this real.”
Other new cast members include Lisa Dwan (‘Trust’), Jasmine Jobson (‘Lie Low’, ‘Obey’), Kadeem Ramsay (‘Sex Education’, ‘Blue Story’), Saffron Hocking (‘London Kills’, ‘White Gold’), Kola Bokinni (‘Hunter’, ‘Killer’, ‘Black Mirror’) and Hope Ikpoku.
The next chapter, consisting of ten all-new episodes will launch on 13 September and is created and written by Ronan Bennett. Daniel West is also a writer. The series is executive produced by the original creative team – Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind (for Cowboy Films), Ronan Bennett (for Easter Partisan) and Yann Demange. Season 3 is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (‘Monsters and Men’), Nia DaCosta (‘Candyman’, ‘Little Woods’), Aneil Karia (‘Pure’) and Brady Hood (‘Endeavour’). The series features original music by Brian Eno and additional music by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante.
The new instalment is 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. Yvonne Isimeme Izazebo is series producer.
‘Top Boy‘ Season 3 premieres Friday, 13th September 2019 on Netflix UK and worldwide.
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