Thanks to Drake, Netflix will bring the gritty world of London's East End to global screens after ordering a new season of "Top Boy", the British crime drama that ran for two seasons on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Last year, it emerged that Drake had swooped in and bought the rights from Channel 4, having earlier watched the show on YouTube and shared his appreciation for the series on Instagram.
Now, it has been announced that Netflix will premiere the third series of Top Boy in 2019, with the show's original creative team staying on.
If you haven't seen the show, it's easy to compare it to a British version of The Wire because it deals with the lives of drug dealers, many of them young, and the consequences of living this lifestyle and the inherent dangers it brings. He'll executive produce the series alongside his longtime manager Adel Nur.
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Top Boy's original creative team will return, with Ronan Bennett set to pen the script and executive produce via his Easter Partisan banner alongside Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind of Cowboy Films and Yann Demange (a frontrunner to direct the next Bond film).
So this is all budding business for Drake who is also involved with some other projects and hopes to get involved with Apple's entry into the content creation business. After the events of Dushane (Ashley Walters) and Sully (Kane Robinson) in S2, we were left with a major cliffhanger and no promise of an answer.
"My taste in television or movies is always kind of similar to my approach to music, which is, I like when people really hit the nail on the head with real human emotions", he said. The show's last episode aired on November 3, 2013, so it'll be about a six-year hiatus between episodes.