​Top Boy Cast Wrap Filming For Season 3

Just over a year ago, Netflix confirmed it would be reviving crime drama Top Boy for a brand new series - which has now finished filming.

Originally broadcast on Channel Four in 2011, the programme followed a group of characters living on a fictional housing estate in Hackney, east London, homing in on a group of residents who were involved in drug dealing and gangs.

Billed as an 'honest look' at inner-city gang culture, the first season was a hit with viewers, meaning a second followed two years later.

Both series then also found a renewed fan base when they became available on Netflix - which is now bringing us a third instalment.

Confirming that filming had wrapped on season three, actor Ashley Walters shared behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram, writing: "New season complete. We did it for you and we hope you enjoy it. It's been hard work but nothing worth having comes easy. Shout out to the whole team. WE DID IT. Too many names to mention so no @s. #alwayswinning #topboyseason3."

The Top Boy cast celebrating season three wrapping filming. Credit: Instagram
The Top Boy cast celebrating season three wrapping filming. Credit: Instagram

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the third series will pick up with Dushane (played by Walters) returning to his former London home to try and reclaim his place as 'top boy'. However, ruthless gang-leader Jamie has different ideas.

Looks like rapper Kano (aka Kane Robinson) will return as Sully, too.

Kano, who starred in the original seasons as Sully, also shared the news on Instagram. Credit: Instagram
Kano, who starred in the original seasons as Sully, also shared the news on Instagram. Credit: Instagram

He also took to social media to thank everyone involved in the revival of Top Boy, saying: "Fuuuuuckin' finally!!! This is only 10% (or less) of the team but thanks to absolutely everyone involved in the process, behind and in front of the camera. Time to make history.

"PS. Excuse my lack of interaction during the past year or two but I've been grafting, man. Hope to put smiles on all of your faces v. soon."

Walters has even hinted that Drake might make an appearance, after he helped spread the good word for the show on Twitter.

He told the Mirror: "We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him.

"He loves acting, of course he wanted a part.

"He's going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it."

Here's hoping, eh? Either way, it looks like it's gonna be BIG.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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