16 November 2011 10:29 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Top Boy, Channel 4’s urban drama based on a Hackney estate, has been recommissioned for a second four-part series.

Stripped across four consecutive nights (31 October, 1-3 November) and directed by Yann Demange, Top Boy starred Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson and showcased a dynamic line-up of new and first-time teenage actors including Malcolm Kamulete, Giacomo Mancini, Letitia Wright and  Olivia Musangi.

Commenting on the recommission, Channel 4's Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt said:

‘For me, Top Boy encapsulates everything that our drama is about: hugely original and passionate, with a brilliant roster of new talent. I'm thrilled that we'll be seeing more.'

Channel 4 Head of Drama, Camilla Campbell, added: ‘We always seek to produce drama with a distinct authorial voice that reaches the heart of our audience. We were delighted that Top Boy resonated so widely and captured a world behind the headlines in a deeply humane and absorbing way, »

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