Top Boy is being revived on Netflix, with Drake behind the big comeback

Top Boy is coming back to our screens thanks to Netflix and Drake.

The gritty British drama, which followed two drug dealers at a public housing estate in East London, originally aired in 2011 with a second series in 2013.

It caught the attention of Drake, who became a big fan of the show and has been linked to a revival for the series ever since; and it's now been confirmed that Top Boy will return for ten all-new episodes in 2019.

ashleywaltersSo after years of speculation and anticipation I can finally reveal that we have managed to secure a brand new home for the new season of TOPBOY! In all honesty I'm more happy for you guys than myself. You have been waiting for a while! It is going to be epic!!! "We're going back to Summerhouse. @TopBoyNetflix 2019

The episodes will be written by original creator Ronan Bennett, who will also executive produce alongside the original creative team, as well as Drake and his business partner Adel 'Future' Nur, and Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill Entertainment.

Top Boy's new series will pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his London home to reclaim his throne in the drug market.

Dushane teams up with his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival Sully (Kane Robinson) following his return from prison, and awaiting them both is young, hungry and ruthless gang leader Jamie, whose ambitions could spell trouble for Dushane and Sully.

Top Boy is being revived on Netflix, with Drake behind the big comeback

"Drake came to us several months ago with a passion to help bring this series back to life, and we're thrilled to support the original creative team to do just that," said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix.

A revival of Top Boy on Netflix was rumoured last month, while Walters has been teasing a third series for what feels like ages now.

Top Boy's new series will be available on Netflix in 2019, with the first two series currently available to stream.

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