Top Boy, which originally ran for two seasons on Channel 4 ending in 2013, was set in the courtyards of the Summerhouse Estate a thriving but underground drugs business is being run by Dushane and his friend Sully after partnering with top don Bobby Raikes.
The third season is to focus on Dushane returning 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.
It was reported in November 2017 that Netflix acquired the global rights to stream the series, with Drake spearheading the charge to get a new season up and running. The original creative team of the series return here, with Ronan Bennett writing the script and executive produce under his Easter Partisan banner alongside Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind from Cowboy Films and Yann Demange. Drake serves as an executive producer alongside his business partner, Adel ‘Future’ Nur, with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson under LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment banner.
The new season stars Ashley Walters, Kane ‘Kano’ Robinson, Michael Ward, Shone Romulus, Lisa Dwan, Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni, Hope Ikpoku, UK artists Dave (David Omoregie) and Little Simz (Simbi Ajikawo).