Drake Purchases Rights To UK Hit 'Top Boy,' Plans To Star In Season 3
It appears that UK’s Channel 4’s lost is Aubrey Graham‘s gain.
The More Life rapper-singer-and-actor purchased the rights to the popular street drama, Top Boy, after it was dropped by Channel 4. Seasons one and two have already found a fan base here in the U.S. as a part of Netflix‘s queue, so hearing that there will be another installment of the series should be good news to longtime fans.
Drake met up with the show’s creator, Ronan Bennett, last week to discuss story ideas. The series star, Ashley Walters, who plays the underworld boss Dushane, even confirmed to the Daily Mirror that Drake might even have a special role created for him. “We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him,” Walters told the newspaper.
With reports saying that Drizzy has already begun packing up his things to move to London to immerse himself into the culture, it seems that this third season of Top Boy might not only answer some questions, but create some exhilarating new ones as well. “He [Drake] loves acting, of course he wanted a part. He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it,” Walters added.
If you couldn’t already tell from our first-take listen of More Life, Drake has really got into the international sounds of Afrobeat, Hi-Life, Hip-Life and, of course, the UK grime scene. Drake’s co-star on More Life, Skepta, also has a starring role on the show, and audiences and fans will be able to see them both when season three premieres on Netflix sometime in 2018.
H/T: Metro UK