Top Boy final season: Cast, plot and trailers as show lands on Netflix

The Netflix hit is coming to an end

Kane Roninson as Sully and  Ashley Walters as Dushane in Top Boy (Netflix)
Kane Roninson as Sully and Ashley Walters as Dushane in Top Boy (Netflix) (Courtesy of Netflix)

Top Boy is coming to an end after 12 years, with the final slew of episodes ready to watch now on Netflix.

The drama was originally released on Channel 4 but was dropped after two seasons before the streamer revived the show in 2017 for a further two.

The current set of episodes are be the show's fifth season and its third with Netflix.

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Top Boy is set on the fictional East London estate Summerhouse, and it follows an array of characters and the dramatic events that take place as they pursue greater wealth and power through a life of crime.

Here is everything that fans need to know about the programme's return.

Top Boy final season release date

The last season of Top Boy is available to watch now on Netflix following its debut on Thursday, 7 September.

Felicia Mukasa as Tash and Kane Robinson as Sully in Top Boy season three. (Netflix)
Felicia Mukasa as Tash and Kane Robinson as Sully in Top Boy season three. (Netflix) (Courtesy of Netflix)

Top Boy final season reviews

It may be on its way out but by the sound of its reviews, Top Boy's final season is ending on a bit of a bang.

Our own critique hit home how the momentum that the series had worked hard to generate maintains all the way to the end, with doses of social commentary giving the show a timely edge.

Meanwhile, The Independent hint at the series bigger and more dramatic moments - and the impact they have on the show's characters, with the Evening Standard praising the show for ending at "its peak."

Read our review round-up below:

Yahoo TV: Netflix revival goes out on a high note (3-min read)

The Independent: Bleak but cinematic vision of modern urban life smashes to a close on Netflix (4-min read)

Evening Standard: A fitting finale for a show bowing out at its peak (4-min read)

The Guardian: A potent ending that rivals the very best television (4-min read)

Top Boy final season plot

Ashley Walters in Top Boy (Netflix)
Ashley Walters in Top Boy (Netflix) (Courtesy of Netflix)

The final season will once again follow Dushane (Ashley Walters), Sully (Kane Robinson) and the rest of the Summerhouse gang trying to better their lives on the estate. Together, duo Dushane and Sully continue to pursue their goal of building a drug empire - but this lofty plan is not without consequence.

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As their wealth and power begin to grow, the pair earn targets on their backs and are forced to face enemies new and old in order to survive.

The final season will also beg the question of whether the partnership between these two friends can continue or if there can only be one who ultimately lands on top.

Top Boy final season cast

Kane Robinson in Top Boy (Netflix)
Kane Robinson in Top Boy (Netflix) (Courtesy of Netflix)

Walters and Robinson will once again lead the cast of Top Boy, and they will be joined by Simbiatu Ajikawo AKA ‘Little Simz’, Jasmine Jobson, Araloylin Oshunremi, Natalie Athanasiou ‘NoLay’, Saffron Hocking, Joshua Blisset and Adwoa Aboah.

They will be joined by newcomers to the series Barry Keoghan and Brian Gleeson.

Top Boy final season trailer

A trailer for the last series of Top Boy was released on Monday, 14 August which shows the dramatic events that are set to plague Dushane and Sully.

The preview also showed a brief glimpse of Keoghan's new character and featured intense scenes including apparent fighting against police.

Watch the trailer for Top Boy:

Top Boy's final series is available now on Netflix.