Top Boy – Picture: Netflix

One of the flagship titles of UK Netflix programming is top boy which returns for its third season on Netflix (or season 5 depending on how you watch the Channel 4 series!) in September 2023. Here’s what you need to know.

Season 2 of the Netflix series upped the ante in every way. if that is fly to new locations or their new signings for the fourth season (Hugo Silva, Mustapha Abourachid, Adwoa Aboah, Erin Kellyman, among others).

For those who don’t know, Netflix has restarted top boy after two seasons on UK local broadcaster channel 4 between 2011 and 2013. Season 1 of Netflix’s new Top Boy reboot (also known as season 3) premiered in September 2019 and the second season arrived on March 18, 2022.

Before we delve into the future of the show, it would be worthwhile to quickly cover the past of the show, specifically the first two seasons and how they fit into the future of Top Boy. As you know, Netflix labels top boy seasons 1 and 2 as Top Boy: Summer House.

The reason for this is that these are licensed seasons, and as we’ve already seen (Season 1 departed in January 2022), they’ll likely be phased out entirely. Therefore, Netflix wants to treat your show as the starting point.

Has Netflix renewed Top Boy for season 3?

Official renewal status: Officially Renewed
Our renewal prediction: probable renewal

The renewal came on March 31, 2022, just a couple of weeks after Season 2 debuted, Netflix confirmed that the show will return for a third and final season.

Filming will begin in the summer of 2022, which means it will most likely premiere in 2023. Seasons 1 and 2 released 18 months apart.

When is top boy Is season 3 coming to Netflix?

With the release of the official teaser trailer, we can confirm that top boy It will arrive on Netflix in September 2023.

The full release date will be revealed at a later date.

How well did Top Boy season 2 perform on Netflix?

During its first two days on Netflix, it logged 21.74 million hours watched worldwide and debuted at number 7 according to Netflix Top 10s.

In week 2, the show experienced a 41% increase in viewership, making it the fourth most-watched title that week.

week period Hours seen (M) Range Week in the Top 10
March 13, 2022 to March 20, 2022 21,740,000 7 1
March 20, 2022 to March 27, 2022 30,640,000 (+41%) 4 2

In addition, the release of the second season also attracted many new viewers to watch the first season. Between March 20 and 27, Season 1 garnered 19.26 million viewing hours.

Thanks to raw data from Netflix’s top 10, we’re able to see exactly where the show is performing best, and see if it’s capable of breaking out beyond UK borders.

The answer to that is apparently, yes. Naturally the show is performing the strongest in the UK, but the show is also doing well in countries like the Nordics (which we know have strong alignment on the screen with the UK).

The show appeared in the top 10 on American television before dropping out after only 8 days.

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Heat map for the popularity of Top Boy season 2 on Netflix – Image: FlixPatrol

We will update this section of statistics in mid-April 2022 to see how the program has performed a month later.

IMDb’s MovieMeter paints a solid picture for the show’s comeback thus far. MovieMeter measures the traffic to the respective pages in its database. It has managed to surpass the first season of Netflix being the ninth most popular title in the database between March 20 and 27.

imdb movie meter data for top boy season 2

IMDb’s Moviemeter data for Top Boy: Each point represents the release of a new season.

How has the new season been received? Very good. The series is hitting some of its best review scores since its release. Episode 7 in particular has gone up to 9.4 on IMDb being one of the best in the show’s history. However, we have read numerous complaints about pacing issues this season. Some complaints also claim that the show is juggling too many plot lines.

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Top Boy Season 2 Episode 8 – Picture: Netflix

What to expect from Top Boy season 3

As a quick recap, in episode 8 titled Prove Yourself, Dushane had a definite change of heart, Jaq arranged a pivotal meeting with Curtis, the police hit a blip in their investigation, and Jamie’s loyalty was tested.

TO Reddit Mega Thread for the show reveals some of the series’ fan predictions for a new season:

  • «Obviously Jamie’s little brother is going after Sully.»
  • “I think Sully will die next season. He screwed up Dushane’s retirement plan just like Sully kept screwing up in the Summerhouse series, Dushane would have killed him but they were kids. At this point, I feel like their relationship has deteriorated and there really is nothing left but memories. So I’m looking forward to an internal war next season.»
  • «It will be interesting to see what happens with Aaron now that he is the breadwinner of the family, responsible for Stef’s guardianship.»

As for the returning cast, DigitalSpy speculates that the following will return for a future season:

  • Shelly played by Little Simz
  • Jaq played by Jasmine Jobson
  • Aaron played by Hope Ikpoku
  • Stef played by Araloyin Oshunremi
  • Lauryn played by Saffron Hocking
  • Beck played by Adwoa Aboa
  • Lizzie played by Lisa Dawson
  • Ruben played by Theo Ogundipe
  • Newbies Pebbles played by Erin Kellyman
  • Vee played by Ava Brennan

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