Looks like Drake is set to return to acting.
The rapper and former Degrassi star hasn’t appeared on a television series since his days as Jimmy Brooks and the last acting role he had was in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Now, Drake is planning to return to acting in the British drama Top Boy.
Producers are said to be creating a “significant role” for the rapper, who purchased the rights to the show after it was canceled by the UK’s Channel 4. The show was picked up by Netflix.
Ashley Walters, who plays Dushane in the series, told the Daily Mirror, “We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him. He loves acting, of course he wanted a part. He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it.”
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Drake has talked about his love for the show before, giving the series a shout out in “Know Yourself” and tweeting in 2014, “Everybody on Top Boy gives such incredible performances. That show is just too good.”
For the Cal Cast podcast, Drake spoke about his return to acting after the release of More Life, saying, “Acting is another thing that I just can’t wait to really dive into. I think after I release More Life, which is this playlist I’m working on, and finish this tour, I think I’m going to really start to position myself in the acting world and, hopefully, take some great roles.”
A third season of Top Boy is expected to drop next year with Skepta, a UK grime star and friend and collaborator of Drake’s, set to star.
We’re looking forward to Drake’s acting comeback and the roles the rapper takes on.