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UK BroadcasterChannel 4
Production CompanyCowboy Films
DirectorJonathan van Tulleken
DoPChris Ross BSC
EditorMatthew Tabern
CameraArri Alexa with Hawk Anamophics

Watch the trailer for series 2 above

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Expertly colour graded by Thomas Urbye at The Look, this series has set the benchmark not just for its performances, direction, writing and technical craft, but for its sophisticated and bold look.

Evening Standard: “Top Boy: sounds like The Wire, looks like Blade Runner.”

The Times series review: 5*

The Guardian: “Top Boy managed to feel realistic and insightful, and this second series has maintained that realism, while trying out a more nuanced storytelling technique and cinematic style.  Top Boy is original – its sleek and stylish cinematography, the casting of local kids – it stands far ahead of its competition as Britain’s best urban drama.”

The Arts Desk: “Short, sharp – and the best television drama this year? Let’s hope too that director Jonathan van Tulleken keeps Top Boy’s current creative team together. From the opening panorama sweeping down over the brighter vistas of Hackney towards its dark, dark corners below, to an immaculate score from Brian Eno, mixing London grime sounds with his own sense of the alienated indifference of the streets, this has been television drama at its outstanding best.”

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