Netflix Confirms Drake Will Help Produce ‘Top Boy’ Reboot for 2019
Earlier this year, it was reported that Drake would be starring in the next season of the critically acclaimed, but short-lived London TV drama, Top Boy. While it's unclear what happened to those plans, Netflix has confirmed that Drizzy will executive-produce a third season of the show, which will premiere as a Netflix original in 2019.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Drizzy, who's a massive Top Boy fan, will be producing the show alongside his friend and partner Adel "Future" Nur, along with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for LeBron James' Spring Hill Entertainment. Top Boy's original creative team is also set to return to the show, with Ronan Bennett set to write and executive-produce the show with producers Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind of Cowboy Films and Yann Demange.
The third season of Top Boy will focus on the return of the formerly exiled Dushane, who returns to the streets of London to regain his role at the top of the city's drug game. For the sake of drama, we're betting it won't be easy.
This move marks just the latest step in Drake's journey to virtual omnipresence. Speaking in THR's new cover story, Drizzy reveals that he's now looking to get into making more films. He might stop rapping one day, but not any time soon.
"I'm sure I'll stop [making music] one day," Drizzy tells THR. "When it starts to feel like I'm making it up. Hopefully I'll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding — to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music's always there."
In the interview, Drake also reveals he's partnering with Anonymous Content, the production house behind the Spotlight movie and the show Mr. Robot, for an untitled TV series, as well as film studio A24, which was behind Moonlight and this year's critically acclaimed The Florida Project. Apple has also apparently given Drizzy "the go-ahead to produce whatever he chooses."
There's also a part where Future The Prince, Drake's manager/business associate, talks about how they turned down an offer to work with Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood giant who's been taken down with numerous allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Weinstein was allegedly chasing Drake to star in and produce a film called The Heist, but they shot the offer down long before the allegations became public. "I vetted him with five people and got bad feedback about working with him," says Future.
Check out Netflix's tweets announcing Drizzy's plans with them below. Listen to a snippet of Drizzy's unreleased collab with Timbaland when you're done with that.
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