I’ve heard of the television series Top Boy, but I never got around to watching it. Yes, I’m aware that the series has been on Netflix and various other streaming platforms for quite some time now, but you’re reading the words of a guy who literally keeps his television on either Comedy Central or ESPN a good 80% of the time; I don’t even think to turn on my XBox, much less Netflix, unless I’m reminded via things like The Get Down or Dave Chappelle’s stand-ups.
Personal thoughts aside, the show is wildly popular yet has not had a new episode since the second season ended in September 2013. While it was ultimately dropped by its original network, the UK’s Channel 4, it has now found a new owner: Drake.
A huge fan of the show, Drake purchased the rights to Top Boy — according to series regular Ashley Walters — and a role will be created for the musician as well. “We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him,” Walters told the Daily Mirror. “He loves acting, of course he wanted a part. He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it.”
Drake won’t be the only rapper on the show, either. His good friend, Skepta, is also set to have a role on the show as well.
The third season of Top Boy is expected to land on Netflix sometime in 2018.