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Micheal Ward on Top Boy, going global and working with Steve McQueen

“[Top Boy] came out in September. Before that, no one knew who I was,” says Ward.

Flashforward a mere six months and Ward, the breakout star of Netflix’s London crime drama, is nominated alongside the illustrious actors Stephen Graham (The Virtues) and Jared Harris (Chernobyl) for an RTS Programme Award.

Netflix renews Top Boy for another series

Accompanying the announcement was a picture of the screenplay for the first episode entitled ‘Killing No Murder’, written by Ronan Bennett.

It will technically be the fourth series after the first two were billed as Top Boy: Summerhouse when Netflix revived the franchise last year.

Netflix also confirmed that Dushane (Ashley Walters), Sully (Kane Robinson), Jamie (Michael Ward) and Shelley (Simbi Ajikawo, better known as Little Simz) will all return.

Top Boy: Netflix resurrects hit British drama for season 3

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.​