Drake To Revive British Drama ‘Top Boy’ For Netflix
DRAKE TO REVIVE TOP BOY FOR NETFLIX
The original series aired for two seasons before ending in 2013. While they are both available on Netflix, the streaming service will continue the story with 10 new episodes, thanks to the actor-turned-rapper. The new season will be written by the original creator Ronan Bennett and executive produced by the original team of Bennett, Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind and Yann Demange.
Top Boy will premiere as a Netflix original in 2019. Drake will also executive produce the project alongside his business partner Adel “Future” Nur, as well as Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill Entertainment.
The new episodes will pick up where the original left off four years ago: with Dushane (Ashley Walters) returning to his home in London to reclaim his stake in the UK drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his partner and sometimes-rival, who is returning from prison to the drug game. Jamie is waiting for them, and will try to steal the top spot from the past drug kings.
“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,” said Bennett said in a statement. “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,” added Cindy Holland, VP of 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.”
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