Top Boy: How Drake went from watching the show to reviving it

By Imran Rahman-Jones & Kameron Virk

Five years ago, an Instagram post from Drake started a series of events that will end on Friday with the release of a new Netflix series.

The Canadian artist posted a picture of actor Ashley Walters in the east London crime drama Top Boy. He was a fan of the cult show.

But the biggest rapper in the world was disappointed to find out it had just been cancelled by Channel 4.

For most fans of the show, that was that – they had to make do with the eight episodes which had aired over two seasons between 2011 and 2013. 

But Drake – being Drake – had the power to bring it back.

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