Top Boy season 4: Release date, cast and everything we know so far

Top Boy was a huge hit when its third season hit Netflix. Find out everything we know so far about season 4.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 3 September 2021 - 3.01pm
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When Top Boy was cancelled by Channel 4 in 2013, fans were crestfallen.

But Netflix came to the rescue, confirming two more seasons in 2017. And when the third season arrived two years later, it was worth the wait – it comprised 10 episodes, in comparison to the four-episode seasons dished out by the terrestrial channel.

Fans are again eager to see more, so find out what we know about the fourth season so far.

Is there a release date for Top Boy season 4?

Production on the fourth series was due to begin in spring 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

In December 2020, Ashley Walters and Netflix confirmed that filming had begun.

There haven’t been any updates since then, but as soon as we have a release date we’ll update this page.

What will happen in season 4?

Kano and Ashley Walters as Sully and Dushane in Top Boy Netflix

*Warning: Season 3 spoilers ahead*

No plot details have yet been revealed but there are definitely a few storylines that need ironing out.

The first things fan will be desperate to know is the fate of Dris, after a gunshot was heard in the season 3 finale. Is he dead or alive?

Season 3 also revealed that Lee and Sarah, who we assumed were drug addicts, were actually undercover police officers. We can assume they will play a major role in season 4.

And we know that Tilly is alive, but will she return for another season?

Top Boy cast

Micheal Ward as Jamie in Top Boy Netflix

We can be certain that Ashley Walters (Dushane), Kane ‘Kano’ Robinson (Sully) and Micheal Ward (Jamie) will be back, while we’d also expect Ashley Thomas (Jermaine), Simbi ‘Little Simz’ Ajikawo (Shelley), Jasmine Jobson (Jaq), Kadeem Ramsay (Kit), David ‘Dave’ Omoregie (Modie), Saffron Hocking (Lauryn) and Lisa Dwan (Lizzie) to return.

Hope Ikpou Jnr (Aaron), Araloyin Oshunremi (Stefan), Keiyon Cook (Ats) and Giacomo Mancini (Gem) could also redeem their roles.

Where is Top Boy set and where is Top Boy filmed?

The show is set on the fictional Summerhouse estate in Hackney, east London.

Filming locations include the London areas of Hackey, Leytonstone, Southwark, Chelsea and Queensway.

Has a Top Boy season 4 trailer been released?

A Top Boy trailer for season 4 has not yet been released.

How many seasons are there of Top Boy, and where can I watch it?

This is where it gets a bit confusing, so bear with us…

The first three series of Top Boy are all streaming on Netflix, but note that the first two seasons – which originally aired on Channel 4 – have been renamed Top Boy: Summerhouse. The third season is presented as Top Boy season 1 on Netflix.

The fourth outing will be known as Top Boy season 2 when it is released on Netflix.