Netflix forced to ‘temporarily pause production’ on Top Boy for ‘creative discussions’

Netflix was forced to ‘temporarily pause production’ on the final series of Top Boy in order to have ‘further creative discussion’ after lead star Kano reportedly disagreed with a planned storyline for his character.

The rapper, 37, plays one of the lead roles in the gritty gangster drama, Gerard ‘Sully’ Sullivan.

But The Sun has reported that he threw shooting into chaos, after he locked horns with the producers over their plans for the character.

Pause: Netflix was forced to 'temporarily pause production' on the final series of Top Boy in order to have 'further creative discussion' after lead star Kano reportedly disagreed with a planned storyline for his character

Pause: Netflix was forced to ‘temporarily pause production’ on the final series of Top Boy in order to have ‘further creative discussion’ after lead star Kano reportedly disagreed with a planned storyline for his character

A source told the publication: ‘Kano was told about a key storyline which involves his character and he absolutely hit the roof, he was fuming.

It all happened last week when he threw his toys out of the pram and stormed off set. He left and said he is refusing to cooperate if the plot remains as it is. He is just completely against what has been written.’

They alleged that the blow-up has now thrown the whole of the fifth season into jeopardy, as bosses debate rewriting the storyline.

They said: ‘It has thrown a spanner in the works for the whole show because it was going to be such a massive part of the series. Now they need to decide whether they try and appease Kano and plow ahead or rewrite this major storyline.’

Starring role: The rapper, 37, plays one of the lead roles in the Netflix gangster drama, Gerard 'Sully' Sullivan (left)

Starring role: The rapper, 37, plays one of the lead roles in the Netflix gangster drama, Gerard 'Sully' Sullivan (left)

Starring role: The rapper, 37, plays one of the lead roles in the Netflix gangster drama, Gerard ‘Sully’ Sullivan (left)

However, a spokesperson for Netflix denied the allegations and told MailOnline that production had only been paused briefly to allow for ‘creative discussion’.

They stated: ‘Producers Cowboy Films, Easter Partisan and Netflix temporarily paused production on the final season of Top Boy to allow for further creative discussion.

Production has now resumed and the show will launch as planned in 2023.

Disagreement: But The Sun has reported that he threw shooting into chaos, after he locked horns with the producers over their plans for the character

Disagreement: But The Sun has reported that he threw shooting into chaos, after he locked horns with the producers over their plans for the character

Disagreement: But The Sun has reported that he threw shooting into chaos, after he locked horns with the producers over their plans for the character

Top Boy has proved to be a huge hit for Netflix, with its fourth series shooting to number one on the UK top ten in March.

The show originally ran on Channel 4 for two series before being canceled in 2014 and was then revived by Netflix in 2019.

It is executive produced by rapper Drake and as well as Kano also stars Ashley Walters, singer Little Simz and models Adwoa Aboah and Josephine De La Baume.

The next series is set to be the final one, with fans eager to see how the explosive and gritty drama will end and will be released next year.

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk


Netflix was forced to ‘temporarily pause production’ on the final series of Top Boy in order to have ‘further creative discussion’ after lead star Kano reportedly disagreed with a planned storyline for his character. The rapper, 37, plays one of the lead roles in the gritty gangster drama, Gerard ‘Sully’ Sullivan. But The Sun has…

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