Rumors of a Top Boy reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (May 19) as reports claimed that Channel 4 confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 20/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 7 years since Top Boy first aired?! (7 years, 6 months, 19 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Top Boy end?
Would a Top Boy reunion disappoint people?
Top Boy aired from 2011-2013 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Kano said he's not sure if Top Boy would work today. “I don't want to see old Sully,” he told a journalist (Kano turned 34 in May). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Top Boy movie?
In a recent interview, Paul Anderson (who played Mike) said he can't imagine a Top Boy reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Kano has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Top Boy movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Top Boy film, Benedict Wong stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Top Boy reboot?
Recasting Top Boy for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Top Boy reunion, a Top Boy movie, or a Top Boy reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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