In a Hollywood Reporter cover story published this morning, Drake outlined his plan to move into TV and film production, and he already has an impressive list of partners and potential projects.
He confirmed that he’s working with Netflix to revive Top Boy, which ran on Channel 4 in the UK from 2011 to 2013. He’ll executive produce the series alongside his longtime manager Adel Nur. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he originally watched the show on YouTube, and was impressed by the world-building in the London-set crime drama. He also called out the “human element,” which is a nice parallel with a deeply adorable anecdote from later in the interview:
Drake attended a private screening of A24’s The Florida Project and became obsessed with the Sean Baker-helmed film about a destitute mom and her 6-year-old daughter living in the shadows of Disney World. “That was one of my favorite things I’d seen in a long time, just because it taught me something about a world I would never think of and what it was like to live there. It was just very pure and very human,” he says.