Drake has publicized his plans to move into TV and film production, according to a Hollywood Reporter cover story. To put it into perspective, Drake already has quite the impressive list of partners and potential projects. The Toronto native confirms that he plans to work on projects with Netflix and Apple.
Drake says that he plans to “take six months or a year to myself and do some great films.” He’s working with Netflix to revive Top Boy, which originally ran on Channel 4 in the UK from 2011 to 2013. Drake will be executive produce the series alongside his longtime manager Adel Nur. Drake told Hollywood Reporter that he originally watched the show on YouTube, and was quite impressed by the world-building in the show.
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.
The Top Boy revival is set to come out on Netflix sometime in early 2019. In addition to this, Drake is thinking to take The Carter Effect to Netflix. Tis’a documentary about the Toronto Raptor and Vince Carter. It original debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and the right for distribution are in the air.
Drake is doing quite the planning, mind you. He talked further about other projects and interests, such as untitled TV series for Anonymous Content, the production company that’s behind Mr. Robot and True Detective. Drake also has previously history working with Apple, so he had an open-ended partnership with the iPhone maker.