Top Boy is a British television crime drama series that originally aired on Channel 4 in 2011 and 2013 and was later revived and continued on Netflix. Now Top Boy season 5, the final chapter, is now on Netflix.
The series was created by Ronan Bennett and is set in the gritty and crime-ridden neighborhoods of East London.
It delves into the lives of drug dealers, gangs, and the residents caught up in the dangerous world of drug trade and urban crime.
The show is known for its realistic portrayal of life in these neighborhoods, exploring complex characters and their moral dilemmas. It received critical acclaim for its writing, acting, and authenticity. The original series consisted of two seasons.
In 2019, Netflix revived Top Boy with a new season, also referred to as Top Boy: Summerhouse, which continued the story and introduced new characters while bringing back some of the original cast members. The revival received positive reviews and expanded the show’s international audience.
“Top Boy” is often praised for its portrayal of social issues, including poverty, crime, and the impact of the drug trade on communities. It provides a nuanced and gritty look at these topics, which has resonated with audiences and critics alike.
Top Boy season 5
The last season opens immediately after the brutal killing of Jamie by Sully, in which you can still hear Jamie’s youngest brother Stefan begging for him to wake up.
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The Telegraph gave it 5/5 and called it: “a fittingly brilliant – and bloody – goodbye.”
“The grapple for control of the Summerhouse estate between Sully, Dushane and a surprise new star plays out for the final time,” they add.
When does Top Boy season 5 release on Netflix?
The show’s final six episodes will be available from Thursday September 7 at 8am BST in the UK. The show will be available from 12am PT/3am ET in the US.
Here is the trailer…