If you’re a fan of Top Boy then the long wait is nearly over for season 3 to begin. Despite not having a new series since 2013, Netflix has announced that the latest installment will debut in Autumn 2019. Fans have rapper Drake to thank for the revival as he became obsessed with the Channel 4 show and jumped on as executive producer. He partnered with Netflix and brought together the original writing team, Ronan Bennett alongside Daniel West, to create season 3.
Top Boy Season 2 Recap
After the police uncover a body, Dushane must deal with the repercussions while also attempting to stay ahead of Sully, his one-time friend turned rival. Meanwhile, Ra’Nell’s mother attempts to rebuild her life, and Gem tries to enlist Ra’Nell’s help in combating a new threat. Series Two also introduces Jason, an abused youth who attempts to survive in a world corrupted by violence and drugs.
Who will be Top Boy in season 3? Credit: Netflix
Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson reprise their roles as ‘Dushane’ and ‘Sully’, joined by newcomer Micheal Ward as ‘Jamie’. The series features musical artists SimbiAjikawo ‘Little Simz‘, David Omoregie ‘Dave’. Shone Romulus returns as ‘Dris‘ and Ashley Thomas returns as ‘Jermaine’. New cast members include Lisa Dwan, Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni and Hope Ikpoku.
Netflix has just dropped some epic powerful character introductions.
If these don’t get you excited about the new series, I don’t know what will.
What’s the new series about?
According to Netflix, the new episodes pick up as Dushane returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully, 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.
Who else is on board?
Top Boy is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men), Nia DaCosta (Candyman, Little Woods), AneilKaria (Pure) and Brady Hood (Endeavour). The series features original music by Brian Eno and additional music by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante. Yvonne IsmemeIzabedo is also a Producer on the series.
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