Drake and Adel “Future” Nur announced their breaking into television production with Top Boy, set up at Netflix. The popular gritty British drama was created by Ronan Bennett (10 Days to War, Hidden). Netflix’s announcement of the new chapter confirmed series stars Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson are reprising their roles.
Top Boy‘s new season will consist of 10 episodes. Drake and Nur are executive producing along with original executive producers Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind (for Cowboy Films), Ronan Bennett (for Easter Partisan) and Yann Demange. Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson (for SpringHill Entertainment) are also on board to executive produce. In addition, Drake and Nur will serve as musical supervisors on Top Boy‘s third season. Bennett wrote the previous seasons and will handle writing duties on the upcoming season.
Netflix is planning on airing the new chapter in 2019. The first two seasons, which aired in the UK in 2013, are now streaming on Netflix.
“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,” said Bennett.
“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, 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.”
The Plot: 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.