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Netflix is reviving Channel 4 drama 'Top Boy'. The London-based show will debut in 2019 as a Netflix original, with the show's creator Ashley Walters confirmed as starring.

'Top Boy' premiered on Channel 4 in 2011, and ran for two series. It starred Walters as Dushane, a drug dealer operating on the fictional Summerhouse council estate in Hackney. It won a BAFTA in 2012.

Canadian rapper Drake bought the rights from Channel 4 last year. According to Walters, Drake will play a significant role in the upcoming third series.

The third series will follow directly on from the second, with Dushane returning to London to reclaim his position. It sees him team up with Sully (played by Kane 'Kano' Robinson), his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival who's returning to the streets after a spell in prison.

But while they've been gone, Jamie has taken over, and his ambitions leave no room for Dushane and Sully.

This isn't the first Channel 4 series that Netflix has nabbed. It previously commissioned new series of Charlie Brooker's dystopian tech thriller 'Black Mirror'.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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