Drake To Star In UK Crime Series “Top Boy”

Canadian rapper Drake is set to star in the London-based crime drama series “Top Boy” which was developed for and then dropped by Channel 4. The Daily Mirror reports producers are developing a major role for Drake after he picked up the rights to the series.

Created by Ronan Bennett (“Public Enemies”), the series follows Dushane (Ashley Walters ), a young drug dealer who is determined to become the top man in the drug business in East London. To accomplish that, he and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson) partner with the highest-ranking drug lord of the area, Bobby Raikes (Geoff Bell).

At the same time, Teenager Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulete) gets slowly introduced to the gang and drug business as his mother Lisa (Sharon Duncan-Brewster) is hospitalized after suffering a breakdown.

No word on Drake’s role, but Drake started as an teen actor playing the role of wheelchair bound Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian soap “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”