Top Boy To Return In 2012

Channel 4’s gang culture miniseries Top Boy will return for a second series next year after it proved a hit with viewers last month.

The drama ran consecutively over four nights and told the story of various yardies, gangsters and pushers, as well as the relatively innocent people caught up in the drug-fuelled malestrom on a fictional East London estate.

Ashley Walters, Kano and Malcolm Kamulete are all expected to return for the second offering, although no details are available at this stage.

Channel 4’s head of drama Camilla Campbell said: “We were delighted that Top Boy resonated so widely and captured a world behind the headlines in a deeply humane and absorbing way, and look forward to inviting its loyal viewers back next year.”