Top Boy season 3: Sully star speaks out on ‘squashing cliches’ around gangs

Top Boy followers rejoiced when Netflix introduced a model new collection of the critically-acclaimed present after it was cancelled by Channel four in 2013.

Set in Summerhouse Estate in Hackney, the gritty drama follows Dushane (performed by Ashley Walters) and Sully (Kane Robinson) and their underground medication enterprise. 

When it returns, the present shall be set six years after the occasions of the second collection and now there’s a brand new Top Boy, Jamie (Micheal Ward). 

Speaking to press together with, Sully star Kane revealed how the introduction of Jamie will assist “squash cliches” surrounding gang tradition.

He mentioned: “The new Jamie character has moral conflicts, he’s doing bad things but really [just] to provide for his young brothers who he’s a father figure for because of dire circumstances.”

Kane remarked that he believes Top Boy can “squash some of the cliches” related to gang violence.

“People think people wake up and just want to be bad,” he mentioned. “‘I want to sell drugs, it’s what I’ve at all times wished to do,’ it’s not like that circumstances result in these form of selections. 

“It shall be an eye fixed opener for some and the those who know the life already hopefully they’ve say ‘Yeah we’ll give that the stamp.'”

Dushane star Ashley agreed and added the Netflix drama can assist to get individuals speaking.

He mentioned: “I don’t understand how a lot Top Boy goes to vary something however what I do know is that it’s going to trigger debate, create dialog and I believe that’s the primary steps in the direction of coping with it.”

The Top Boy star went on to echo Kane’s feedback and defined he thought it was vital to point out what motivates somebody to commit crime. 

“What we’re making an attempt to do is humanise these characters,” he mentioned. “It’s vital to point out what motivates them to do it. 

“If we are able to get this to each class, the plenty, for them to grasp, I believe we’re in a greater place transferring ahead as a result of what is occurring [at the moment is] a whole lot of demonisation.

“If you peel away the layers and also you see what persons are going via you’ll be extra keen as a person to step in and help.

“That’s form of what Top Boy’s going to do if something.”

Top Boy initially aired on Channel four however the broadcaster determined to axe the present after two seasons. 

Canadian rapper Drake turned an enormous fan of the drama and determined to assist carry it again.

The first two seasons comprised of 4 episodes every however Netflix will drop all 10 episodes of the brand new collection tomorrow.

Discussing Netflix’s resolution to fee a 3rd season, Ashley revealed he thought the streaming large was one of the best place for the present to be.

He mentioned: “Having ten episodes offers you the chance to construct characters and break them down, [which is] a whole lot of enjoyable.

“We had extra time to take dangers making the present.”

Top Boy season Three is out there to stream from Friday, September 13 on Netflix.

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