Netflix has unveiled an electrifying new trailer for the fifth and final season of the acclaimed British crime drama, Top Boy, which will end the tumultuous saga of east London drug dealers Dushane and Sully (played by Walters and Robinson.)
The upcoming season sees the return of the usual cast, including Ashley Walters, Kane ‘Kano’ Robinson, Little Simz, Ava Brennan, Saffron Hocking, Adwoa Aboah, Howard Charles and Araloyin Oshunremi.
At the end of the last season, the dynamics between Dushane and Sully took a twist when Sully disrupted Dushane’s retirement strategy by taking out his designated successor, Jamie – signalling potential strife between the two once close friends and current business associates.
Meanwhile, Lauryn (Hocking) faces the aftermath of killing her abusive partner and the father of her expected child, Curtis (Charles). Curtis’s vindictive sister, Vee (Brennan), is expected to seek retaliation for her brother’s murder. And, to make matters even worse, Dushane grapples with maintaining his drug empire and contending with ongoing health issues.
The decision to conclude Top Boy was announced last April, with filming commencing in the summer of 2022. This season marks the end of a twelve-year journey – two initial seasons, Top Boy: Summerhouse, were a Channel 4 broadcast, but Netflix revived the franchise in 2019, setting the story six years after Summerhouse.
Reflecting on the show’s evolution, Walters and Robinson remarked in a past press release, “While the journeys of Dushane and Sully have remained at the core of the show, the new characters that have entered the world of Top Boy have become a key part of the show’s legacy, representing each new storyline in a raw, authentic way.”
They further noted, “With all this being said, and staying true to our original goal, every story must have an ending, so season three will be our finale. A chance to come full circle and end the journey in the right way.” Top Boy premieres on Netflix on September 7th. Watch the trailer below.