New Top Boy series – with scenes filmed in Thanet – launches on Netflix

Kano shooting scenes at the Lido for the new Top Boy series

The third season of drama Top Boy, which was partly filmed in Thanet last year, has launched on Netflix today (September 13).

Rapper and Top Boy series actor Kane Robinson – best known as Kano – was joined by cast and film crews in Margate, Cliftonville and Ramsgate for shoots at the end of August/early September last year.

Crews were spotted in Athelstan Road and at the Lido site and Plains of Waterloo in Ramsgate. Crews were photographed during the shoot with resident Nikki Humber catching some great shots of filming at the old Lido sign site, with the crew setting off fireworks.

Photo Nikki Humber

The gritty Top Boy series follows two drug dealers on 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 premieres as a Netflix original series.

Filming in Ramsgate

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 Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and actor 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.