Drake To Take A Break From Music To Make Movies
In a Hollywood Reporter cover story, Drake has 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:
“I’m sure I’ll stop [making music] one day,” Drake said. “When it starts to feel like I’m making it up. Hopefully I’ll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding—to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music’s always there.”