Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Top Boy back for second series

Top Boy, Channel 4’s urban drama based on a Hackney estate, has been recommissioned for a second four-part series.

Stripped across four consecutive nights (31 October, 1-3 November) and directed by Yann Demange, Top Boy starred Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson and showcased a dynamic line-up of new and first-time teenage actors including Malcolm Kamulete, Giacomo Mancini, Letitia Wright and  Olivia Musangi.

Commenting on the recommission, Channel 4's Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said:
‘For me, Top Boy encapsulates everything that our drama is about: hugely original and passionate, with a brilliant roster of new talent. I'm thrilled that we'll be seeing more.'

Channel 4 Head of Drama, Camilla Campbell, added: ‘We always seek to produce drama with a distinct authorial voice that reaches the heart of our audience. We were delighted that Top Boy resonated so widely and captured a world behind the headlines in a deeply humane and absorbing way, and look forward to inviting its loyal viewers back next year.'


  1. are they holding auditions for new roles ?

  2. Early days yet, it's only just been commissioned so needs to be written first.

  3. Please let us know when audition dates are released. Will an announcement be made?

  4. this was the most beautifully done series of 2011 and possibly the most cleverly produced.
    I want in!!
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    be lucky

  5. when is the next top boy auditions

  6. Where are the auditions? Can you just turn up and do the audition?

  7. -' When are the auditions for series 3 I would really like to get into top boy