Series three of Top Boy starts today on Netflix

We wanted to give series three of Top Boy a separate post, because it really does have the potential to be one of the best crime series this year.

The series – which started life on Channel 4 – is the

Set on a fictional estate in Hackney, east London, it follows the plight of Ra’Nell as he navigates the pitfalls of living in a crime-filled area after his mother, Lisa, is admitted to a mental hospital. The story also follows the rise of local drug dealers Dushane and Sully, and the tough decisions they must make to stay alive and in business.

Now it’s back for a third series.

Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson are set to return as drug dealers Dushane and Sully respectively, while other previously confirmed cast members include David Omoregie aka rapper Dave, Michael Ward, Simbi ‘Little Simz’ Ajikawo and Shone Romulus.

Kadeem Ramsay, Saffron Hocking, Kola Bokinni and newcomer Hope Ikpoku are all lined up to appear.

The new episodes begin as Dushane returns to London after being in exile to team up with Sully to reclaim his place at the top of the city’s drug market.

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