Here’s how you can watch every season of Top Boy in order

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The fifth and final season of London crime drama Top Boy is about to drop, bringing the story of drug empire kingpins and main characters Dushane (Ashley Walters) and Sully (Kane ‘Kano’ Robinson) to a conclusion.

Full of emotionally-charged moments, and exploring hard-hitting themes such as gentrification, institutional racism, family bonds and betrayal — this is the fifth season overall, but only the third season to be released by Netflix.

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The first two seasons were broadcast on Channel 4. Despite its popularity, Channel 4 cancelled the programme in 2013, leaving fans devastated — until Netflix resurrected it six years later with the aid of fan and executive producer Drake.

In September 2019 the third season was released on the streaming service. Netflix named this series Top Boy, labelling it as Season 1, while the original two seasons broadcast on Channel 4 were put on Netflix under the name Top Boy: Summerhouse.

The latest instalment of the show is titled ‘Season 3’, although technically it is Season 5 of the full story.

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All of the show is available on the UK version of Netflix, including the two non-Netflix produced seasons, which contain four episodes each and were originally aired by Channel 4.

Top Boy season 1 (made by Netflix) begins off where Top Boy: Summerhouse season 2 (made by Channel 4) left off, with Dushane returning from exile to regain his role in the London drug market, but Netflix has changed the name of the show entirely.

To assist viewers to distinguish between the two, the previous Channel 4 program has been renamed Top Boy: Summerhouse on Netflix, after the Summerhouse estate in Hackney where the show is set.

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Top Boy seasons 1, 2 and 3, which were made by Netflix, are all available to watch on Netflix – globally, as are Top Boy: Summerhouse Season 1 and 2.

At the start of 2022, Netflix removed Top Boy: Summerhouse season 1 from its global platforms, but later reinstated it.

Top Boy: Summerhouse season 1 and 2 can also be purchased on Amazon to watch.

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This is the order of the seasons and where they can be watched:

Top Boy: Summerhouse (season 1) – watch on Netflix/buy on Amazon

Top Boy: Summerhouse (season 2) – watch on Netflix/buy on Amazon

Top Boy (season 1) – watch on Netflix

Top Boy (season 2) – watch on Netflix

Top Boy (season 3) – watch on Netflix

Along side Ashley Walters and Kane ‘Kano’ Robinson, stars of the fifth and final season include Simbiatu Ajikawo (AKA Little Simz), Jasmine Jobson, Araloyin Oshunremi, Natalie Athanasiou (AKA NoLay) and Academy Award-nominee Barry Keoghan.

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Written by: Tim Hopkins

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