Drake Confirms A New Series Of Top Boy For 2020
A new series of Top Boy is coming this year, it has been confirmed.
The news was announced by one of the show's producers, rapper Drake, who told fans we will be getting another season this year.
The 33-year-old was responding to an Instagram post which praised the show for being named one of Netflix's most popular shows of 2019.
The caption said: "Will we see a new series in 2020?"
And not wanting to leave the public waiting in suspense until an official announcement was made, the singer jumped in, writing: "Of course."
Nice one, Drizzy.
It's been rumoured for a while that a fourth series of the gritty drama was in the works, but now we know for sure and that we won't have too long to wait.
Last year, Ashley Walters, who plays Dushane, confirmed that a script was in the works and he was looking forward to continuing the story.
Speaking to the Metro, he said: "Fingers crossed, we haven't had the actual green light yet but it's looking promising.
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"In preparation for that we've already been working out storylines and writing so it's looking good. Obviously I won't give anything away but it's looking dope and we're all looking forward to going again with the show."
Looking back at the success of the third instalment, the actor said he wished they had gone back to back with a fourth.
He added: "It had a huge impact and I'm quite sad we didn't film two seasons at once because if we do go again, these people are going to have to wait quite a while again which is going to be difficult."
Well, looks like it will be sooner than you think, Ashley.
Originally broadcast on Channel 4 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 led to the streaming service commissioning it for another series.
The latest series picked 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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