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Drake and Future produce Netflix’s Top Boy

The new instalment of Top Boy is executive produced by multi-faceted entertainer and producer Drake and his business partner, Adel “Future” Nur, along with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson, for SpringHill Entertainment.

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The original series aired in the UK before its end in 2013; both seasons will be globally available on Netflix on 13 September. The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane 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 (Micheal Ward), the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.

New cast members include Lisa Dwan (Trust), Jasmine Jobson (Lie Low, Obey), Kadeem Ramsay (Sex Education, Blue Story), Saffron Hocking (London Kills, White Gold), Kola Bokinni (Hunter, Killer, Black Mirror) and Hope Ikpoku. 

The next chapter, consisting of ten new episodes will launch on 13 September and is created and written by Ronan Bennett and Daniel West. The series is executive produced by the original creative team — Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind (for Cowboy Films), Ronan Bennett (for Easter Partisan) and Yann Demange. Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo is series producer.

Top Boy is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men), Nia DaCosta (Candyman, Little Woods), Aneil Karia (Pure) and Brady Hood (Endeavour). The series features original music by Brian Eno and additional music by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante. 

Top Boy is back on 13 September, only on Netflix.

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