The Ronan Bennett-created series will feature ten new episodes executive produced by well-known rapper Drake (pictured). Stars from the first two seasons, Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson (aka rappers Asher D and Kano), will also make a comeback.
The original series aired for two seasons on Channel 4 in the UK before ending in 2013. Both are globally available on Netflix. The third season will premiere in 2019 on the SVOD service.
Top Boy will continue to be executive produced by the original creative team including Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind from Cowboy Films and Yann Demange.
Drake has also brought in his business partner Adel ‘Future’ Nur, along with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson from SpringHill Entertainment.
The new episodes pick up as Walters’ character returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the lucrative drug market. He teams up with Robinson’s character, his close friend and sometime rival who has been released from jail.
Bennett said: “I am delighted to be reunited once more with the Top Boy team – our wonderful cast and my partners at Cowboy Films – and to have Drake and SpringHill as new collaborators, and I could not be prouder to be doing the show with Netflix.”
Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix, said: “We couldn’t be more excited for Netflix members around the world and a new generation of fans to discover the authentic, raw and real world of Top Boy.
“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.”
This week, Netflix also announced that will release a Korean original film, Forgotten, in early 2018.