TOP Boy is just days away from making its much anticipated return to screens on September 13 and fans can’t wait to see what their beloved characters are up to now.
But what exactly went down in season 1 and 2 before Drake and Netflix snapped up the rights six years later. Here’s a little refresher about what went down in Summerhouse…
Channel 4 first broadcast Top Boy series one over four nights in 2011, and then a second series in in 2013[/caption]
Top Boy season 1 recap
Airing from 2011 to 2013, Top Boy is set on a housing estate in London and the first season was an introduction to the young people dealing drugs on the streets and involved in the world of gangs.
Rapper/actor Ashley Walters plays drug dealer Dushane, alongside Kane ‘Kano’ Robinson who plays dealer Sully.
The show followed Dushane and Sully are they tried to deal with the hard choices they needed to make as top drug dealers in Hackney.
While it also focused on the story of Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulet) as he tried adjust to life while his mother recovers from mental illness.
The gritty crime drama is set in Hackey, London[/caption]
Top Boy season 2 recap
After the police uncover a body, Dushane had to deal with the repercussions while also attempting to stay ahead of friend turned rival Sully.
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 introduced Jason, an abused youth who attempts to survive in a world corrupted by violence and drugs.
Rapper Drake bought the rights to the show and it will return to screens on Netflix[/caption]
What will happen in Top Boy season 3?
Series three picks 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.
How can I watch the new series of Top Boy?
After six years Top Boy is being brought back to your screens thanks to Netflix.
You can watch the third series on September 13, 2019.
And diehard fans will be pleased to learn that the third series will be comprised of 10 episodes all available to binge-watch at once – which marks a welcomed change to the weekly wait for each episode when the first two seasons aired on Channel 4.
The show will bring back the original cast and also some new faces. Ashley Walters as Dushane, Kano as Sully, Micheal Ward as Jamie, Shone Romulus returns as Dris and Ashley Thomas returns as Jermaine.