Top Boy recap: Here's what happened in seasons one and two of the Netflix show
12 September 2019, 15:04
Ahead of the Netflix launch of Top Boy season 3, we take a look at what happened in the previous two series of the show to get you up to speed.
After a five-year hiatus, gritty London drama Top Boy is *finally* returning to our lives for a third instalment.
Drake bought the rights to the show, which was cancelled by Channel 4 in 2013, and the new season of Top Boy will be available on Netflix.
Ahead of the launch of the reboot, we take a look at what went on in the first two seasons, to get you up to speed.
What is Top Boy about?
Top Boy is set on a housing estate in East London, and follows the lives of various youths who deal drugs - and find themselves caught up in all kinds of trouble.
Top Boy season 1 recap
Actor Ashley Walters stars as drug dealer Dushane, alongside Kano's character Sully, who is also a dealer in the show.
Trying to succeed in becoming the 'top boy', Dushane and Sully go head-to-head with others shifting drugs on the streets of Hackney, and are forced to make a lot of hard decisions.
Season one also explored the story of Ra'Nell (played by Malcolm Kamulet), whose mother was recovering from mental illness.
Top Boy season 2 recap
Sully turns on Dushane, as the friends become rivals and try to outdo each other with their business.
The police also uncover a body, which means Dushane has to deal with the fallout.
Meanwhile, Ra'Nell's mum is focusing on rebuilding her life, while her son gets involved with Gem to help combat a fresh threat.
Season two of Top Boy also saw the introduction of new character Jason, an abused youth who tries to negotiate a life of violence and corruption.
When is Top Boy season 3 on Netflix?
The new series of Top Boy drops on the streaming site on Friday 13 September, 2019.
All eight episodes will be released in one go - so you can binge-watch over the weekend.
Despite shifting channels, season 3 picks up where season 2 left off; Dushane returns from exile and attempts to reclaim his status in the drug market. Sully also returns from a stint in prison and rejoins Dushane.
Of course, things won't be that easy, and the pair will have to deal with new obstacles as they return to their London homes.