“Top Boy,” the riveting British criminal drama series, has gripped fans across the world with its gritty depiction of life in East London’s volatile underbelly. The show has a devoted following thanks to its captivating characters and unflinching look at crime, poverty, and survival.
Before we begin, it is worth noting that Top Boy is listed in a slightly perplexing manner on Netflix. After obtaining one of Channel 4’s best drama series, the streamer has seasons 1 and 2 titled ‘Top Boy: Summerhouse,’ while seasons 3, 4, and 5 are titled ‘Top Boy’. In reality, there have been five seasons in total.
But enough about titles; what’s next for one of the best TV shows on the service, and what are the chances of Top Boy’s season 6 release date?
Will There Be a Top Boy Season 6?
There will be no Top Boy season six. No release date has been given because the series’ story currently finishes in season 5.
Sully’s deeds were rewriting his business relationship with Dushane, where we left him at the end of season 2.
In season 3, the couple faces new challenges as their kingdom is threatened. There are no spoilers here, but it appears that things have come to a natural finish in the series finale.
The series’ conclusion was previously announced. It was not canceled before the plot could be completed, which is a positive thing.
“With something as great as this, you should end on a high, and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Dushane actor Ashley Walters told Tudum.
“We’re all working hard every day to make sure that we give our audience and show fans the best ending possible.”
Why is the Top Boy Ended?
The answer is simple: the show’s creators wanted to end on their own, successful terms. When asked why Top Boy was canceled, Walters informed Tudum:
“With something this fantastic, you should conclude on a high note, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re all working hard every day to ensure that we provide our viewers and our fans the best conclusion possible.”
Sorry, but it appears that not even Drake can change people’s views this time. At the very least, they have promised to go out with a bang!
What Could Be the Plot of a Top Boy Spin-Off?
While the actors who play Sully and Dushane have opted out of any season six or spin-off ideas, it doesn’t mean other characters won’t have a chance to shine. Could one of the younger gang members, such as Stefan, take center stage? Or how about a story set in the same environment as Summerhouse Estate, but with no mention of drug violence?
We’re sorry to see these characters go, but fingers crossed that something new is on the way.
What Have the Top Boy Cast Members Said About the Possibility of a Spin-Off?
Unfortunately, Ashley Walters has revealed that Season 5 will be the final season. Both in terms of the show and as Dushane, the vicious yet sensitive drug dealer. In an interview with GQ earlier this month, he stated that, while he thought Top Boy had run its course, Netflix “wanted it to go on forever.”
“Kane [Robinson, who plays Sully] and I were like, ‘We can’t.'” We do not believe it is the correct thing to do. “It might have gone on for too long anyway,” he said.
“Not that it hasn’t been wonderful, and the seasons have all been wonderful, and everyone has loved them, and I have loved them,” he said, “but it wouldn’t have been right.” “I like to leave on a high note.”
Last month, co-director William Stefan Smith told the Royal Television Society something similar about the show’s denouement.”That’s how the British do things.” Historically, British concerts have ended abruptly. “We don’t force them to do six or seven seasons,” he adds.
During the same interview, Jasmine Jobson, who plays female gang member Jaq, agreed that calling it a day was the proper thing to do. “It’s especially appropriate given the subject matter.”
We’re demonstrating to the general public that there’s just so far you can go. You could wind up in prison or dead, but every top lad has to come to a halt at some point,” she explained.
“Unless it’s the mafia, you don’t see 60 or 70-year-old top boys.” So I believe we are on the right track.”