Top Boy is back and Drake will be on deckie for the Netflix series
Top Boy is back!
Per Netflix, season 3 of the Drake executively produced UK crime drama is expected to return this Fall and fans can’t stop talking about it.
Top Boy Season 3?!
Time to dust off the trainers and zip up the track suit.
— brandon / jinx / big jinx (@brandonjinx) April 2, 2019
nobody happier bout topboy bein back den me .
— smi (@smino) April 2, 2019
The wait for top boy season 3 has been tooo long
— Lux🏝 (@justluxxxx) April 1, 2019
Top Boy is a critically acclaimed drama based around the lives of London drug dealers and street gangs that likens to the American classic series, The Wire.
First aired in 2011, Top Boy ran for two seasons on UK’s Channel 4 but was eventually canceled.
It wasn’t until Drake stumbled across the drama on Youtube and fell in love that the series’ potential started to shape up.
In 2017, Scorpion artist decided to get involved, buying the rights to the show and pitching it to Netflix for two more seasons as it’s executive producer.
Taking to The Hollywood Reporter at the time, the OVO label head admitted the show’s “human elements” drew him in and that he was taken with its depiction of London as both beautiful and malevolent.
Netflix officials also noted that it was Drake’s passion for the series that “drove its resurrection.”
Although Drake is now at the helm, he’s bringing on the original creative team with British rappers-turned-actors Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson. He’s also adding up and coming UK rapper Little Simz and UK album-chart topper Dave, as well.
The Hollywood Reporter gave a synopsis of the season:
The new 10-episode season picks 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.
Six years is a long hiatus for a show but it might bode well for the series based off anticipation alone, especially now that Drake is expected to appear in the series.
Walters, who is one of the show’s primary actors, revealed to a UK publication when the reboot was announced that the Canadian actor would be well involved.
“We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him,” Walters told The Mirror.
“He loves acting, of course, he wanted a part. He’s going to be really hands-on and is getting stuck into it.”
Drake hasn’t acted in a role since Anchorman and because it’s on an assessable platform like Netflix, the show is destined to do numbers.
Drake is clearly dipping his hands in Hollywood this year as the Top Boy announcement comes after yet another drama that Drake is executive producing, this time for HBO.
Titled Euphoria, the series, which stars Zendaya, follows a group of high-schoolers in a classic coming of age story as they face sex, drugs, friendship, and social media.
All episodes of Top Boy‘s third season drop simultaneously on Netflix this fall.