On Friday, March 18 the Netflix series ‘Top Boy’ makes its much-anticipated return to the streaming service for its second season. Ashley Walters, Kane “Kano” Robinson, and Michael Ward will all reprise their roles while grime artist NoLay and ‘The Green Knight’ actor Erin Kellyman are set to debut in the popular drama this season.
Top Boy first landed on screens over a decade ago in 2011 when it was broadcast on Channel 4. The crime drama starring Ashley Walters and Nicholas Pinnock ran for two seasons before Channel 4 opted not to renew the show, ending the series after just two seasons. Top Boy made its return to the streaming giant Netflix in 2019 to a great reception, becoming the most-watched show in the UK following its release.
The series takes place in fictional Summerhouse estate in Hackney, East London, and follows the pursuits of Dushane (Ashley Walters) and Sully (Kano) as they looked to reign supreme over London’s drug distribution. The series continues to spark debate over its potent depictions of drug dealing and other crime-related activity, drawing praise from some for its harsh look at real issues, and condemnation from others for glorifying a criminal lifestyle. Despite that, the series boasts a 95% fresh Rotten Tomatoes Score and currently sits on a staggering 8.4/10 on IMDB.
In any event, Top Boy: Summerhouse is available to view on Netflix in its entirety along with Season 1 of the renewed drama, giving fans the opportunity to binge the series before it returns on March 18.
Written by: Liam Spencer