The second season of “Top Boy” has been available for streaming on Netflix for a few days – only that season 2 does not actually season 2, but already season 4. We clear up the confusion surrounding the British gangster series.
On Netflix, smaller series always manages to become the focus of attention. This is currently the case with “Top Boy” (not to be confused with the stripper series “Toy Boy”, which is also available on Netflix). The British drama series about a petty criminal and his quest for more influence has so far been under the radar in this country but is now number 3 of the most-watched Netflix content at the moment.
This is probably also due to the fact that Netflix is advertising the recently released new episodes in many accounts, which, according to the streaming service, are the second season. But that’s actually not right…
“Top Boy” already has 4 seasons
Anyone who comes across “Top Boy” and is surprised when looking at it that the series begins quite abruptly and refers to many past events has every reason to do so. The two seasons that can be found under the “Top Boy” series entry on Netflix are actually seasons 3 and 4 of the series.
About ten years ago, two seasons ran on British broadcaster Channel 4, which then ended the series prematurely. On the initiative of the rapper and declared “Top Boy” fans Drake, the series was revived by Netflix in 2019 and continued with Drake as producer. This sequel is now being run as a separate series by the streaming provider (which has now had its second season). But what about the actual first seasons?
“Top Boy” is not complete on Netflix
If you are now interested in the “Top Boy” prehistory, you will also find it on Netflix – but only in part. Netflix also has the “Original” series, but somewhat misleadingly lists it under the title “Top Boy: Summerhouse” (named after the fictional Summerhouse Estate, which actually also plays a central role in the following seasons).
And to further confuse things and spoil the viewing experience for good, only Season 2 of Top Boy: Summerhouse is available on Netflix. The first and thus the actual opening season of the entire series is missing. The complete “Top Boy” story is denied to us in Germany, especially since there are no streaming or other home cinema alternatives (only British import DVDs).
So it’s to be hoped that one day Netflix will also add the very first “Top Boy” season to its portfolio in order to finally be able to offer the series in its entirety.