Top Boy, the gritty inner city drama starring Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, returns to Netflix, revived by Drake and reuniting the team including writer and creator Ronan Bennett, Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind and Yann Demange. The series features newcomer Micheal Ward as ‘Jamie and musical artists Simbi Ajikawo ‘Little Simz’, David Omoregie ‘Dave’. Shone Romulus returns as ‘Dris’ and Ashley Thomas returns as ‘Jermaine’. New cast members include Lisa Dwan , Jasmine Jobson, Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking , Kola Bokinni and Hope Ikpoku.
The cast and crew walked the red carpet at the Hackney Picturehouse in London this evening for the premiere of the show, which returns to our screens on Netflix on the 13th of September.
Alastair Hall and Scott Davis were on the carpet and conducted these interviews.
Ashley Walters (Bulletproof, Sugarhouse) and Kane Robinson reprise their roles as ‘Dushane’ and ‘Sully’, joined by newcomer Micheal Ward as ‘Jamie’ (The A List, Blue Story). The series features musical artists Simbi Ajikawo ‘Little Simz’, David Omoregie ‘Dave’. Shone Romulus (Out) returns as ‘Dris’ and Ashley Thomas (24: Legacy, The Night Of, Black Mirror) returns as ‘Jermaine’. New cast members include Lisa Dwan (Trust), Jasmine Jobson (Lie Low, Obey), Kadeem Ramsay (Sex Education, Blue Story), Saffron Hocking (London Kills, White Gold), Kola Bokinni (Hunter, Killer, Black Mirror) and Hope Ikpoku.
The original series aired on broadcast in the UK before its end in 2013; both seasons are now globally available on Netflix. The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after his own form of exile – prison – comes to an end. Awaiting them both is Jamie (Micheal Ward), the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.