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Brit Drama/Thriller "Top Boy" Gets Another 4-Episodes Order For 2012, Thanks To Acclaim

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 16, 2011 at 9:56AM

Meanwhile... across the pond... in the UK...
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Top Boy

Meanwhile... across the pond... in the UK...

Channel 4 announced this morning that, thanks to strong audience response, and critical acclaim after it aired the 4-part drama/thriller titled Top Boy, which stars Ashley Walters, a second season has been ordered, and will air in 2012.

Like what is now effectively season 1, season 2 will also comprise of 4 episodes.

The first 4 already aired in the UK, and, from a few reactions some of our UK readers sent to me, it's a solid piece of work, though its familiar *urban* themes of drugs, gangs and violence (but in a different setting) may turn off some Stateside, others say.

I've also heard/read comparisons made to The Wire.

Whether or not it'll be made available for audiences outside the UK isn't yet known. Although I won't be surprised if chunks of the series have already been uploaded to video sharing sites like YouTube :)

Those of you in the UK, if you missed Channel 4's broadcast of Top Boy, in late October/early November, you should know that all 4 episodes are available for viewing online via the channel's website HERE.

Ashley Walters continues to stay busy...

Watch the series teaser trailer below:


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