Drake Spearheads Chicago-Based Remake Of UK Series Top Boy

Former Canadian TV star Drake is a big fan of the UK drama series Top Boy, NME reports. The Channel 4 show, which starred rappers Ashley Walters and Kano as drug dealers in a fictional East London housing estate, was canceled after two seasons in 2013, but Drake wants to bring it back — possibly with a new Chicago setting. In a recent appearance on YouTube talk show Not For The Radio, Walters discussed Drake’s interest in the project. According to Walters, Drake told him “You need to break in America” and made an offer to fund the third season, but was turned down by production company Cowboy Films, who own the rights to the show. “To be honest, I don’t know what’s going on with it — I’m hearing they’re talking about a Top Boy Chicago,” Walters says.

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