Creator of hit Netflix drama Top Boy, Ronan Bennett, has confirmed he is currently in talks with the streamer over a potential spin-off.
During a conversation with BBC Radio 5, Bennett said the spin-off would revolve around Jasmine Jobson’s character, Jaq Lawrence. Jobson has previously said it was a character she found “bittersweet” to let go of.
While Bennett shared that he was in talks with Netflix about a spin-off, he acknowledged the streamer would “probably be angry” about his mentioning it before plans were more concrete.
“I’ve learned through bitter experience not to talk too much about shows that are in the future,” he explained. “You just never know if they’re going to get made, and in fact, most shows that are developed actually don’t get made.”
Bennett continued: “You can write the script and, for whatever reason, they don’t get made. So you end up looking like a bit of a fool for mentioning it. But I have hopes that this will work.”
Outside of the spin-off, Bennett has considered a prequel to the series and a film or musical, all of which he’s in open early stages discussion about.
“I think that the world of Top Boy, the world that we jointly created, is so rich, it’s so deep, and it has that fanatical following that it’s something that still has life in it,” he said.
“Some shows reach their end, and you kind of go: ‘Thank god they’ve ended; I love that show, but they’ve run out of steam’. But I do feel that there’s more juice to squeeze from Top Boy.”
Watch the trailer for the final season of Top Boy below: