UK series Top Boy is a British television drama series that debuted in 2011. The tv series that could have well been a movie follows the plight of a young grade school Ra’nell as he navigates the pitfalls of living in crime filled area after his mother, Lisa, is committed to a mental hospital. The story also follows the rise of a local drug dealer, Dushane, and the tough decisions he must make to stay alive and in business. Set on the fictional Summerhouse housing estate in Hackney, East London, the series follows the lives of a group of people involved in drug dealing and street gangs.
Top boy parallels the American series the Wire in a few ways, and don’t let the proper UK glaze make you feel any different. Top Boy received many reviews back critics. Mostly noting its great character depiction and clean styled grimey tone. Cult followers have been eagerly anticipating Season 2 that is expected sometime in mid 2013.