Drake Bringing British Drama ‘Top Boy’ To Netflix
Drake is hopping in the producing game. The actor turned rapper is adding producer to his resume, reviving one of his favorite TV shows. He’s teamed up with Netflix to revive Top Boy, the British crime drama that aired on Channel 4 in the U.K. for two seasons before ending in 2013. The series will premiere the third season in 2019 as a Netflix original.
Top Boy’s original creative team will return and Drake will exec produce alongside his business partner, Adel “Future” Nur, with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment banner.
The third season picks up as Dushane (original star Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams with Sully (Kane “Kano” 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.
Aside from this project, Drake is said to be teaming with A24 in a deal that includes both TV and film. He is currently producing documentary feature “The Carter Effect”, about former NBA star Vince Carter, that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.