Netflix’s ‘Top Boy’ Beats ‘Slow Horses’ To Best Drama Series — BAFTA TV Awards

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Netflix drama Top Boy has beaten off competition from Apple TV+’s Slow Horses to win Best Drama Series at the BAFTA TV Awards.

Also competing in the category were the BBC’s Happy Valley and The Gold, but Top Boy walked away with its second award of the night. Earlier in the evening, Jasmine Jobson walked away with a Best Supporting Actress win.

Top Boy, written by Ronan Bennett stars Ashley Walters as drug kingpin Dushane and Kane Robinson as his on-off business partner. The ambitious pair lead a drug operation in an east London council estate. Robinson is shortly up for a Best Actor award for the likes of Brian Cox for Succession, Dominic West for The Crown and Steve Coogan for The Reckoning.

Besides Walters and Robinson, the show has starred the likes of Jobson, Micheal Ward, Little Simz and Araloyin Oshunremi over its five seasons.

The show began life as a Channel 4, running between 2011-2013. Four years later, Netflix revived it after Canadian rapper Drake showed an interest. He became an exec producer and three more seasons followed. Rumors of spin-offs have been growing following the final season last year, though nothing is yet official.

The awards are taking place today (May 12) in London at the Royal Festival Hall. Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett are once again hosting, with scores of the UK’s biggest stars in attendance.

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