Netflix have just dropped the full trailer for Top Boy Season 3, and it’s looking ments.
After buying the rights in November 2017, Drake and Netflix’s Top Boy revival is officially set to arrive in Autumn of this year, with the 10-episode season picking up where it left off in 2013.
The full cast list for Season 3 has been revealed following Drake’s teaser on stage a the o2 last night. In the official trailer, two of the UK’s finest musicians in Dave (David Omoregie) and Little Simz (Simbi Ajikawo) look to be featuring feature heavily in the upcoming season and look likely to be playing key roles alongside Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson (Kano), Micheal Ward, and Shone Romulus.
Keep an eye out on Dave’s face after he removes his bally in the trailer above – it looks like some CGI may be in effect for the Streatham-born star’s first-ever acting role in the upcoming series. Alongside the crazy cast list, music composition for the new season will be undertaken by the legendary Brian Eno and Michael Asante, in what’s set to be one of the most hotly-anticipated release of the year from Netflix.
Speaking of his inspiration behind the show, creator and writer Ronan Bennett shared “Ten years ago, I witnessed a 10-year-old boy dealing drugs outside my local supermarket. It made me question what was going on in my own community and led me to create Top Boy.”
Series veteran Ashley Walters shared, “Top Boy is a raw, real representation of street culture. It explores how these characters came to make the choices they make, and gives the audience a behind-the-scenes look as to what is happening on our streets today. It needs to be talked about and the show doesn’t shy away from giving us the platform to tell our story. We can’t change things if we do not acknowledge it and understand it first. Netflix is the perfect platform for this show, there aren’t many networks who would be brave enough to keep it this real.”
In other Netflix news, Nicolas Anelka is about to get his own feature-length documentary on the platform.