Created by Ronan Bennett, Top Boy is a British TV crime drama series that premiered from October 31 to November 3, 2011, back to back for four nights. The first season’s DVD was published on July 22, 2013. The second season started airing on Channel 4 in August 2013 and a DVD series was published on September 16, 2013. Although the story for the third instalment was crafted, the series was axed by Channel 4 in 2014.
In November 2017 it was announced that Netflix would bring back the series and commission another season of 10 episodes along with Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson repeating their roles. Showrunner Ronan Bennett also returned to pen the script for most episodes, alongside the initial creative squad; Drake, Maverick Carter, Adel Nur, and Jamal Henderson are back to serve as executive producers.
The third season was released on the streaming giant on September 13, 2019, and was introduced as the first season, meanwhile, the initial series was also added to Netflix with the title “Top Boy: Summerhouse.” Another great news for the fans is that the series is confirmed to be returning with the fourth season and here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season.
Release Date for Top Boy Season 4: When is it?
In January 2022, star Ashley Walters unveiled a promotional poster for what it looks like to be the 4th season of Toy Boy.
— Little Simz (@LittleSimz) January 31, 2022
The premiere date was later announced, with the fourth season scheduled to arrive on our screens on March 18, 2022.
We know you've been asking for the Top Boy date for a while now… so we put it on London's biggest billboard to clear things up once and for all. TOP BOY RETURNS MARCH 18 pic.twitter.com/W7rBbsni49
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) January 31, 2022
Speaking with Capital XTRA, Walters informed that shooting for Top Boy took off at the end of 2021 and has proceeded into 2022 under stringent Covid-19 protocols.
“All I can say is, we are filming,” Walters said. “It’s hard, we’ve got a big cast and there’s a big crew, a lot of people involved so it’s difficult. It’s really weird filming because of how we have to set it out and make sure that certain people don’t mix with other people.”
He continued: “But we’re definitely filming! We should be finished some time this year, and hopefully it will be out some time after that.”
The cast of Toy Boy Season 4: Who’ll return?
It is now confirmed that Top Boy season 4 is returning and as for the cast, it is likely that all the cast that appeared in the previous season will return in the upcoming season as well including–
- Ashley Walters (as Dushane Hill)
- Kane Robinson (as Gerald “Sully” Sullivan)
- Shone Romulus (as Dris Walsh)
- Malcolm Kamulete (as Ra’Nell Smith)
- Sharon Duncan-Brewster (as Lisa Smith)
- Giacomo Mancini (as Gem Mustapha)
- Kierston Wareing (as Heather)
- Nicholas Pinnock (as Leon)
- Xavien Russell (as Michael)
- Micheal Ward (as Jamie Tovell)
- Jasmine Jobson (as Jaq)
- Simbiatu Ajikawo (as Shelley)
- Hope Ikpoku Jr. (as Aaron Tovell)
- Araloyin Oshunremi (as Stefan Tovel)
- Keiyon Cook (as Atticus “Ats” Ayittey)
- Jolade Obasola (as Amma Ayittey)
- Kadeem Ramsay (as Kit)
- Lisa Dwan (as Lizzie)
The plot of Top Boy Season 4: What to expect?
As of now, plot details for the upcoming fourth season have not been revealed yet. But the story would take off from where the previous season left off. This means that the next season will have more new dramas, a few twists, and turns. But the most interesting part to see is what would happen to Jamie and Dushane’s gangs now that they’ve been discovered by the undercover cop officers. Are there organizations in trouble? Will they be arrested? Hopefully, this will all be answered in the next season of Top Boy.
Top Boy Season 4 Trailer
Currently, the trailer for the fourth season of Top Boy is not out yet but fans can expect to see the official trailer very soon as the series’ new season is all set to air on March 18, 2022.