Top Boy, a British gangland TV drama was about to get canned when Drake bought its rights. Now, the Canadian rap star is set to star in a major role on the show upcoming season. The Mirror spoke with who stars as Dushane on Top Boy.

"We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him," Ashley Walters told The MirrorThe Mirror. The 34-year-old stars as Dushane on Top Boy."He loves acting, of course he wanted a part. "He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it."

Though he's more known for his music nowadays, Drizzy started his career on the Canadian TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation. Skepta will also feature in the new season. Walters met up with Drake and said he's nothing like you'd expect.

"He is such a down to earth, nice guy. He’s so famous you would expect him to be this crazy character but he’s actually quite boring, in a good way. I had a meeting with him and I brought all of my kids along. My eldest was chatting away in his ear for ages and he was just cool," Walters said.

Top Boy will be available on Netflix sometime in 2018.