Rapper Drake may have come to the rescue of cancelled Channel Four drama ‘Top Boy’, by offering to finance a third series based in Chicago. According to the show’s star Ashley Walters, Drake has talked about helping bring the show back, but he’ll have to stump up more cash.

Drake Drake is a big fan of axed Channel 4 drama ‘Top Boy’.

Speaking on YouTube series ‘Not For The Radio’ Walters said, "Drake thought ['Top Boy'] was proper. This was via text. I was speaking to Future mainly, Drake's manager. We were going back and forth. And we were like, 'Put a deal on the table’.”

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“Eventually they got in contact and asked, 'What's happening with series three?' I told them Channel 4 had cancelled it. They said, 'That's sad, but we're going to do something about it'. Furthermore Drake was like, 'You need to break America'. He wanted to help.”

"We were going into meetings. ‘Top Boy’ is the sort of brand we knew would sell to Netflix, Amazon. The numbers speak for themselves. So we had that power and the production company (Cowboy Films) still owned the rights.”

“And Drake made an offer and they turned it down,” Walters added. “I don't know what is going on with it – but I heard they are talking about a 'Top Boy' Chicago.” Walters, who played Dushane in the series, first found fame in the early 2000's as So Solid Crew member Asher D.

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‘Top Boy’ premiered on Channel 4 in 2011 and also starred British grime artist Kane Robinson (aka Kano). The drama’s first series drew an audience of over one million viewers for Channel 4 and also received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. However the show was not renewed after its second series ended in 2013. In January 2014 the series began broadcasting in the US on Direct Tv.