Filming for Netflix series Top Boy continues on the isle today (September 4) with a crew in Northdown Road.
Last week rapper and Top Boy series star Kane Robinson – best known as Kano – and crew were in Athelstan Road and at the Lido shooting scenes before going on to Plains of Waterloo in Ramsgate and to the harbour.
Today the crew is at Nasza Biedronka European supermarket on Northdown Road.
In a social media message store bosses say: “On September 4 we will not be open to the general public as we have Netflix filming inside our shop.”
The store will be back open as usual from tomorrow.
The scenes are for the new series of Top Boy which will screen on Netflix next year.
The programme follows two drug dealers at a housing estate in East London and was created and written by Ronan Bennett.
The original series aired two seasons on broadcast in the UK before ending in 2013, both seasons are now on Netflix.
The next chapter, consisting of ten new episodes, is written by Ronan Bennett and executive produced by the original creative team — Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind (for Cowboy Films), Ronan Bennett (for Easter Partisan) and Yann Demange — and will premiere as a Netflix original series.
The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kano), his spiritual brother, partner, and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after being released from prison.
But a new gang leader is in play and his plans don’t include Dushane and Sully.
The series sees rapper Drake make his directorial debut following his buy out of the rights for the show last year. He will work with business partner Adel “Future” Nur, along with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill Entertainment.
Filming for the new series started in July and is scheduled to run until the end of the year.