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Kano stormed off 'Top Boy' set after a creative dispute

Kano isn’t best pleased with the new series of Top Boy, with the actor causing difficulty during the production of the fifth and final series of the Netflix show.

A recent report from The Sun has detailed that Kano, who stars in the hard-hitting crime drama alongside Ashley Walters, has stormed off the set of the show after being unhappy with how his character is treated in the new series. The final episode of series four set up big plans for Kano’s character Sully in the new series, after he killed his rival Jamie (Micheal Ward) in a shocking twist. 

A source close to the show told the publication, “Production is underway for the fifth series but things aren’t going to plan…“Kano was told about a key storyline which involves his character and he absolutely hit the roof, he was fuming”. 

Leaving the set in visible anger, the source further adds, “He left and said he is refusing to cooperate if the plot stays as it is…He is just completely against what has been written…Now they need to decide whether they try and appease Kano and plough ahead or rewrite this major storyline”. 

Recently, a spokesperson for Netflix came out to say that the streaming service has temporality halted production on the series to “allow for further creative discussion”. Now, production has recommenced, with the show still planned for a 2023 release. 

Released in March 2022, series four of the show was executive produced by Canadian rapper Drake and stars the rapper Little Simz alongside Jasmine Jobson, Saffron Hocking and Hope Ikpoku Jnr.