In a recent interview, Drake shared that he plans to take a break from music to re-focus on his acting and film producing career.
I’m sure I’ll stop [making music] one day. When it starts to feel like I’m making it up. Hopefully I’ll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding—to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music’s always there.
As it turns out, the time to come to the silver screen is coming sooner than later. On Wednesday (November 7), OVO’s own took to Instagram to share a cryptic graphic featuring Netflix’s logo and caption “Coming Soon.”
The rapper/actor/producer is teaming with Netflix to revive Top Boy, British crime drama which originally aired on Channel 4 in the U.K. for two seasons and ended in 2013. The streaming giant already owns rights to the first two seasons of the show, and will premiere season 3 as a Netflix Original in 2019.
Top Boy will be produced by its original creative team, with Ronan Bennett set to write the script and executive produce alongside Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind of Cowboy Films and Yann Demange (rumored to direct the next James Bond movie). Drake will executive produce with his business partner, Adel “Future” Nur, with Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson for LeBron James‘ SpringHill Entertainment banner.
While Drake television future is still unknown a and foggy, it’s rumored that he is already in talks to produce another TV series. He is also currently producing documentary feature The Carter Effect, about former NBA star Vince Carter, that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.