Drake is attempting to save Top Boy from cancellation, show actor Ashley Walters has revealed, with the rapper making an offer for a third season and considering a US version.
Drizzy is a big fan of the show, so much so that he was willing to stump up money to save it.
"Drake thought [Top Boy] was proper. This was via text. I was speaking to Future mainly, Drake's manager. We were going back and forth. And we were like, 'Put a deal on the table’,” Walters (formerly So Solid Crew’s Asher D) told YouTube series Not For The Radio.
“Eventually they got in contact and asked, 'What's happening with series three?' I told them Channel 4 had cancelled it. They said, 'That's sad, but we're going to do something about it'. Furthermore Drake was like, 'You need to break America'. He wanted to help.
"We were going into meetings," Walters continued, "Top Boy is the sort of brand we knew would sell to Netflix, Amazon. The numbers speak for themselves.
"So we had that power and the production company (Cowboy Films) still owned the rights. And Drake made an offer and they turned it down. I don't know what is going on with it – but I heard they are talking about a Top Boy Chicago.”
A Chicago version would surely be a reboot rather than a sequel, and could work if it was anything close to the quality of fellow US drug gang drama The Wire.
Top Boy was critically-acclaimed and had a strong fanbase, but ran for just eight episodes.
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