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NETFLIX RUMOURED TO BE IN TALKS FOR A 'TOP BOY SPIN OFF'

NETFLIX RUMOURED TO BE IN TALKS FOR A 'TOP BOY SPIN OFF'
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NETFLIX RUMOURED TO BE IN TALKS FOR A 'TOP BOY SPIN OFF'

NETFLIX RUMOURED TO BE IN TALKS FOR A 'TOP BOY SPIN OFF'

The creator of Top Boy, Ronan Bennett, has confirmed he is in talks with Netflix over making a potential spin-off of the hit show. The writer has stated that the spin-off would centre around Jaq Lawrence from the original, who is played by Jasmine Jobson.

Ronan added that the production company Cowboy is also involved, and has the backing of rapper Drake, who served as executive producer on the show.

He also said that the team have also discussed the option of making a Top Boy prequel, movie or even a stage musical instead, but said these conversation are still in the very early stages.

He said: 'I think that the world of Top Boy, the world that we jointly created, is so rich, it’s so deep, and it has that fanatical following that it’s something that still has life in it.

'Some shows reach their end, and you kind of go, "Thank God they’ve ended, I love that show, but they’ve run out of steam".

'But I do feel that there’s more juice to squeeze from Top Boy.'

Jaq made her debut in series three, as a member of the Summerhouse dealers and Dris' second in command, before rising up the ranks. She starts a romance with Becks, played by Adwoa Aboah, and takes in her pregnant sister Lauryn to protect her from her abusive boyfriend.

Sadly after Lauryn dies from an overdose in the bath, Jaq decides to leave the dealing life and run away with Becks and her nephew. This is where the story can form a prequel.

The character is played by actress Jasmine, 28, who has been twice nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTAs she also earlier this month received amazing reviews for her lead performance in ITV series Platform 7.

Jasmine is currently in a relationship with her Top Boy co-star, Kadeem Ramsay, who played Kit on the show. In an interview with Digital Spy, she spoke about the importance of playing an out black lesbian on the show.

Jasmine said: 'It's still a taboo. And I think it's very important that we see it, because it happens. I've got lots and lots of friends that are gay or lesbian.


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