Top Boy has been capturing our attention for over a decade, with the cult show giving us an unflinching drama set in the housing estates of east London. Each chapter has a momentous feel to it and, as bittersweet as it may be that the final series is on the horizon, that’s certain to be no different this time around.
It has today (August 14) been announced that September 7 will mark the release of the third and final season in the show’s current guise – though it’s technically season five if we’re counting Top Boy: Summerhouse, which first aired in 2011.
Netflix confirmed that the final season would hit our screens earlier this year, and dropped a teaser. Now, we have the first full trailer, which was posted on the show’s socials.
What can we expect from the final series of Top Boy?
We now have the first full trailer to sift through, which pulls no punches and shows tensions building from the get-go. Full details are thin at the moment, with the show creators clearly keeping cards close to their chests. But, we do know a few things about the final season of Top Boy.
For one, we can look forward to the return of the show’s most recognisable faces. Kane Robinson (aka Kano), Ashley Walters (aka Asher D), Simbi Ajikawo (aka Little Simz), and Jasmine Jobson will all be returning in their roles of Sully, Dushane, Shelley and Jaq, respectively. At the start of trailer, we can see Sully and Dushane interlinked once again, though their relationship could turn fractious (once again) following the previous season’s finale.
Fans can also expect the return of Saffron Hocking and Araloyin Oshunremi, as well as new roles for Barry Keoghan – fresh from picking up Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars for The Banshees of Inisherin – and Brian Gleeson, of Peaky Blinders fame.
Speaking earlier in the year, Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson said: “Every story must have an ending and so series three will be our finale. A chance to come full circle and end the journey the right way.”
Top Boy can be viewed on Netflix now, and the final season drops on September 7 with the hookline ‘No Loose Ends’.