UPDATE: Netflix has now confirmed the Top Boy revival will be for an initial third season.
TOP BOY to return for an all-new chapter on Netflix
— Series stars Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson to return, with ten new episodes to be executive produced by Drake and Adel “Future” Nur —
Hollywood, CA – November 8, 2017 — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet entertainment service, will bring viewers a new chapter of Top Boy, the gripping, gritty British drama series following two drug dealers at a public housing estate in East London, created and written by Ronan Bennett.
The original series aired two seasons on broadcast in the UK before ending in 2013; both seasons are now globally available on Netflix. The next chapter, consisting of ten all-new episodes, will be written by Ronan Bennett and executive produced by the original creative team — Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind (for Cowboy Films), Ronan Bennett (for Easter Partisan) and Yann Demange — and will premiere as a Netflix original series in 2019. In addition, the new installment will be 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.
The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane 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, the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.
Said Bennett, “I am delighted to be reunited once more with the Top Boy team – our wonderful cast and my partners at Cowboy Films – and to have Drake and SpringHill as new collaborators. And I could not be prouder to be doing the show with Netflix.”
“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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “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.” (Netflix)
Channel 4 may have cancelled Top Boy after two seasons, but the Ashley Walters drama has been saved/renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 by Netflix, RadioTimes claims:
After taking Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror from Channel 4 in 2015, Netflix has swooped for another of the British broadcaster’s shows. Top Boy is an award winning drama about gang life and drug dealing on an east London estate, which ran for two series on Channel 4 between 2011 and 2013 but was not renewed.
The US streaming service is planning on making two more series of the hit drama, RadioTimes.com understands, with an announcement expected to be made imminently.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of Top Boy Season 4…