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Netflix’s Top Boy: the gritty hit series has just announced that it will return for a third and final season

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Top Boy fans can rejoice: the third and final season of the Netflix series has just been confirmed.

Updated 31 March: While it may seem as though we’ve been treated to Netflix series galore recently, the streaming platform just keeps treating us to more.

We may still be reeling from the shock finale of season two of Top Boy but Netflix has just confirmed that a third season will be coming to our screens soon. Filming is set to commence this summer and, rather unfortunately, this will be the last series of the hit drama.

Have no fear, though, we’re sure the final episodes of the fan-favourite series will keep us guessing – and on the edge of our seats – till the very end. The season three announcement comes alongside a new trailer which takes us through the utter drama of the previous seasons. It’s a dramatic flashback with one message: “Every top boy has their time – that time is coming.”

Watch the announcement trailer for yourself here:

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a Netflix drama that gets us talking and Top Boy does that – and more.

The on the edge-of-your-seat series is led by Ashley Walters (who stars as Dushane Hill) and Kane Robinson (as Gerald Sullivan) but fans have been waiting a long time for the series to return.

Nearly three years, to be precise. 

The third series of the suspenseful drama was released at the end of 2019, and now in 2022, it’s back on our screens in a big way. Landing on the streaming platform last week (Friday 18 March), fans have been quick to lap up all eight episodes over the course of the weekend and we can’t blame them. 

We certainly didn’t envy Dushane’s situation going into this new series:

As ever, Top Boy manages to shine a light on some very real and topical issues like social housing:

This series cemented some of our fan-favourite characters:

And like any good drama, had its fair share of less favourable characters:

Many people thought that a weekly episode release would’ve been good for this anticipated Netflix series:

But really, we need to talk about that ending:

While we’re still in shock and gathering our thoughts, we can’t help but think of what a future series could have in store for us:

The Netflix series – which is a revival of the original Channel 4 show – sees a host of returning characters as well as new faces joining the cast like model and Gurls Talk founder Adwoa Aboah.

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Ashley Walters stars as Dushane in Top Boy.

If you’re still yet to binge-watch the new series for yourself, perhaps the tense trailer will inspire you to do so.

Loyalty is everything and, although somewhat expected, the trailer reveals an unlikely collaboration. Jamie (Micheal Ward) and Dushane (Walters) join forces this season and while it’s left us a little surprised, we can only anticipate how this will all unfold.

“We’ve got a problem,” Dushane admits. “I need someone to go out there and fix it.” If the trailer’s anything to go by, this season of Top Boy will be full of international operations, drama and tested relationships. We can’t wait. 

Watch the trailer for yourself here:

Here’s everything you need to know about Top Boy season four. 

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Ashley Walters reprises his role as Dushane in Netflix's Top Boy.

What will Top Boy season four be about?

The new season of Top Boy will pick up where things left off, but with new series details proving sparse, let’s look back at how season three went down.

Spoilers ahead …

The biggest plot twist of all came when two supposed drug users Sarah (Isla Jackson-Ritchie) and Lee (Josef Altlin) turned out to be undercover officers investigating Dushane (Walters) and his drug network.

With Jamie (Micheal Ward) and Dushane battling it out for the Top Boy title throughout the series, season three ended with Dushane setting Jamie up, which led to Jamie going to prison. 

In a random turn of events, Dushane offered to supply evidence to get Jamie released – in exchange for Jamie to relinquish the Top Boy title and work for Dushane. But with season three ending on the cliffhanger of whether these two would actually work together, we have no idea how season four will start.

Could Dushane be Top Boy after all? We’re certain this new series will bring all of that into question.

As his relationship with Shelley (Simbiatu Ajikawo, also known as Little Simz) also seemed to be changing for the better, we can’t help but think about the current promotional posters for season four.

They all read: “Loyalty before everything” – is that a clue? A theme of the new series? A hint at what’s to come? 

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Kane Robinson stars as Sully in Netflix's Top Boy.

Who will star in Top Boy season four?

Walters and Kano will return to the Netflix drama alongside series regulars Micheal Ward, Little Simz and Jasmine Jobson.

Other returning cast members include Lisa Dwan, Kadeem Ramsay, Jolade Obasola, Saffron Hocking, Hope Ikpoku and Araloyin Oshunremi.

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Little Simz will also be returning in Netflix's Top Boy as Shelley.

Netflix has also confirmed that Top Boy series four will welcome some new faces including fashion model Adwoa Aboah, who will be making her acting debut on the show.

Josephine De La Baume (A Very Secret Service), Howard Charles (Shadow And Bone), Erin Kellyman (The Green Knight) and rap and grime artist NoLay (Natalie Athanasiou) will also be newcomers to the series. 

What has been said about Top Boy season four?

As well as the typical social media hype around the series – like Jasmine Jobson tweeting “I’m Back Baby!!” – fans have been quick to voice their excitement for a brand new season. 

One Twitter user referred to the series as “one of the greatest shows ever” while many were ecstatic to finally know that the release date is in a matter of weeks.

Some were excited to see specific characters return to their screens:

While others were just glad to know it’s coming back:

When and where will Top Boy season four be available to watch?

Top Boy season four consists of eight episodes and is available to stream on Netflix now.     

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