NETFLIX viewers are binging the entire new series of Top Boy in one go as they claim it’s the best season of the show yet.
The show follows the lives of Dushane (Ashley Walters) and Sully (Kane Robinson) as they fight for dominance of the drug market in the estates of London.
The original ran on Channel 4 from 2011 to 2013, but fans were devastated after its cancellation after just two series.
However, in November 2017 Canadian rapper Drake revived the show after negotiating a deal with Netflix.
Many fan favourite characters have returned for the revival, though the streaming service considers this season as a different story than the first two – labelling the new series season one and the others as “Top Boy: Summerhouse”.
This refers to the Summerhouse estate in which the drama takes place.
Fans cannot get enough of this new series – which dropped on Friday 13 September – praising the drama and the production values as being better than ever before.
One fan wrote: “Man this Top Boy is absolutely brilliant. Heads and shoulders above what Channel 4 made out of the show.”
Another added: “Sat and watched the whole season of Top Boy last night and that was one of the best things I’ve watched in a long time. Production was so good.”
Some fans related to the realistic depiction of London in the show: “The execution in Top Boy is top tier. Only on episode 2 and I’ve already experienced so many emotions. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I defo see parts of my story in this.”
The third season picks up six years after the original, with Dushane returning from exile to his London home as Sully – his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival – returns back from prison.
They both set out to reclaim their position as the dominant force on the capital’s streets, but are met with fierce opposition from Jamie (Miachel Ward): a young, hungry and ruthless gang leader who has his own plans for business.
The show is praised for its portrayal of street violence in the capital. There has been more than 100 violent killings in London in 2019.
Ashley spoke exclusively to The Sun Online about how important it is to show those issues on screen: “To those of us who grew up in these areas, it’s not shocking, it’s one of those things. You’re just trying to make sure it’s not you.
“Maybe the weapons of choice have changed, maybe the types of people have changed, but the actual acts of violence are pretty much the same. This has been going on for a long time and for the same reasons.
“If it is getting worse, it means our understanding of it is becoming worse.”
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