By: Kayla Reyes
The British TV drama Top Boy is returning to Netflix with executive producer Drake. In 2017, Drake purchased the rights to the series and while performing in London he presented the first teaser trailer to his fans!
The series first aired in the U.K on channel 4 and now the previous seasons are available on Netflix. Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson are the stars in the original series and will continue to star in the upcoming season. Top Boy is based in East London where there is tension between the drug gangs who openly sell and those who are trying to live a better life against their normal odds. The series follows drug dealer Dushane and teenager Ra'Nell.
The new season picks up with Dushane who returns from exile to his home in London. He comes back to reclaim his throne in the drug market. He teams up with Sully, his partner who also served jail time and is returning back home. Jamie, who is the young and reckless gang leader, awaits for their arrival.
In the upcoming season there will be some unfamiliar and new faces. The new cast members include Simbi Ajikawo (Little Simz), David Omoregie (Dave), Ashley Thomas, Michael Ward, Lisa Dwan, Jasmine Jobson and a whole lot more!
Ashley Walters, who plays Dushane, expressed “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. 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.”
The new season will start up in Autumn. Check out the trailer below and let us know what think!