TOP Boy made an impressive return with its third series on Netflix last week, and now it’s believed that the streaming giant is already preparing for another season of the gritty drama.
But what exactly have executives said regarding a fourth series and when can fans expect to see it on Netflix? Here’s everything that we know…
Will there a fourth series of Top Boy?
Top Boy’s showrunner Ronan Bennett has confirmed that he’s currently in talks with Netflix regarding a second series under the streaming giant.
In an interview with Metro, he revealed: “We want to do a new season and we’re talking to Netflix about it.”
Ronan went on to discuss how working on the new season of Top Boy was an incredible experience, adding that all of the ideas and concepts turned out exceptionally well.
“We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve all achieved with the new season.
“Sometimes you write something for screen and it just doesn’t come out as well as you’d hoped even though all the individual parts are good, but somehow when they’re all together they just don’t gel. This is different.”
Talking about Top Boy’s newest chapter, Ronan continued: ‘I think the new season is brilliant, I really do. We don’t want to sit on our laurels.
When asked about the future of Top Boy and what fans can expect to see, he concluded by saying: “We have our core and we have the characters and the world, but we also want to refresh it with staying true to what our fans love about the show, but also expanding the world and surprising them.
“That’s the ambition going forward.”
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What will happen in the new series of Top Boy?
The award-winning show originally aired on Channel 4 from 2011 to 2013 and attracted an international audience thanks to its hard-hitting story lines about life on a London council estate.
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 (Michael Ward), the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.