Top Boy: Netflix resurrects hit British drama for season 3

Top Boy: Netflix resurrects hit British drama for season 3

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Top Boy was originally broadcast on Channel 4 in 2011 (credit: Channel 4)

Netflix has announced that it is bringing back gritty British drama Top Boy.

Canadian Musician Drake is a huge fan of the series and is attached to the project as executive producer. The new 10-part series, which is set to premier in 2019 will pick up where series two left off.

Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson (Kano) will reprise their roles as Dushane and Sully, as they attempt to dominate the London drug trade.

Top Boy’s original creative team, Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Ronan Bennet and Yann Demange will return for the project, which was originally broadcast on Channel 4 then made available on Netflix.​


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Writing on his Twitter, Ashley Walters confirmed the return, saying "So after years of speculation and anticipation I can finally reveal that we have managed to secure a brand new home for the new season of TOPBOY! In all honesty I'm more happy for you guys than myself."

Netflix's Cindy Holland, said: “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.

“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.”

This isn’t the first time a show has made the switch from Channel 4 to Netflix. British sitcom Lovesick (formerly known as Scrotal Recall) had a second season released globally on Netflix, after failing to be renewed by Channel 4 following its 2014 debut.   

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