British gang drama Top Boy is returning for a fourth overall season and the second on Netflix. The streaming service made the announcement today on social media stating, “Confirmed: Season 2 of Top Boy is happening.”
Netflix also revealed that lead characters Dushane and Sully, played by Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, are set to return, in addition to Jamie (Michael Ward) and Shelley (Simbi Ajikawo). Show creator Ronan Bennett will also be back, as Cowboy Films, Easter Partisan, Dream Crew, and SpringHill Entertainment are on board to produce.
Ward, who experienced a breakout year largely thanks to his performance in Top Boy, is particularly thrilled for the new season. “So happy I can finally share with you that we’ve been confirmed for another season and I cannot wait to start filming this for all of us,” he said. “This is gonna be even more special than the first.”
Filming for season two of Netflix’s Top Boy will begin this spring, as revealed by the show’s official Twitter account.
Top Boy, a crime drama set in East London, was revived last year by Drake after two seasons airing in the UK between 2011 and 2013. The series follows rival gangs as they battle for supremacy over the area’s lucrative drug trade.