The wait is nearly over for Top Boy season 3. Netflix has announced that the next instalment of the much-anticipated show will consist of ten brand new episodes and will launch on the 13th September. It's been a long wait for Top Boy fans as season two was released way back in 2013. Weirdly enough, rapper, Drake played a huge part in getting this made. He reportedly became obsessed with the show and partnered with Netflix to bring the original writing team back together, Ronan Bennett alongside Daniel West, to create season 3.
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Top Boy 3 Cast
Netflix previously announced the cast of season 3. 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.
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.
What happened in Top Boy season 2?
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.
What can we expect in series 3?
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.
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Top Boy is back on 13 September, only on Netflix.
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