Drake Back On TV With Role In UK Series 'Top Boy'

Drake is set to return to acting with a role on British series Top Boy.

Mirror reported that the Canadian rapper met with producers during his recent UK tour to talk about creating a “significant” part for him.

Top Boy, which ended in 2013 after two seasons, follows drug dealers and members of street gangs in London. Drake, who was a fan (in October 2014, he tweeted: “That show is just too good”), reportedly bought the rights to the show after Channel 4 dropped it.

Before becoming a global music superstar, Drake played Jimmy Brooks for several years on the Toronto-shot series Degrassi: The Next Generation.

According to Mirror, Top Boy will return in 2018 on Netflix.

One of the show’s stars, Ashley Walters, described Drake as “such a down to earth, nice guy.”

Walters said: “He’s so famous you would expect him to be this crazy character but he’s actually quite boring, in a good way. I had a meeting with him and I brought all of my kids along. My eldest was chatting away in his ear for ages and he was just cool.”