Noel Clarke has suggested he may make a television series based on his award-winning Hood trilogy, which examines the violent, lawless and drug-fuelled nature of inner-city adolescence.
The British actor, writer and director said he refuses to make a sequel to his films Kidulthood (2006), Adulthood (2008) and Brotherhood (2016) but insists a TV spin-off was a possibility.
Speaking with the Press Association, on the issue of making another movie, Clarke said: "No no no no, there's a reason the last line of the film says 'It's done' and he walks off into the sunset with his kids."
"And that's because it is the end. The hashtag was 'the end'. That story is done."
"We might try and do a TV show, but it won't be my character."
"It will be like a spin-off with a couple of characters from the films and stuff like that," he insists, "but it's not really going to be Sam's story, per se."
Clarke, who you may know as Mickey Smith in Doctor Who or as Thomas Harewood in Star Trek: Into Darkness, plays Sam Peel in the three Hood films, a hardened criminal with scores to settle.
He said getting the first instalment made was a long process but "once it came out, it just popped".
"I guess the second one would be life-changing, that was the Bafta win, and all that kind of stuff," he explains. "That's the only reason I'm still sitting here now, really."
Wait!! Did Kanye say on TMZ that 400 years of slavery was a choice. Or did I dream that?— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) May 2, 2018
Clarke is set to star alongside fellow Londoner Ashley Walters (Grange Hill, Inside Men) in the buddy cop series Bulletproof.
The series, which the two describe as something of a passion project, starts next month.
Walters is also about to get started on the next series of his British crime drama Top Boy, which has reportedly been revived thanks to "a passion" expressed by long-term fan Drake.
So after years of speculation and anticipation I can finally reveal that we have managed to secure a brand new home for the new season of TOPBOY! In all honesty I'm more happy for you guys than myself.— Ashley Walters (@AshleyWalters82) November 8, 2017
"We're going back to Summerhouse. @TopBoyNetflix 2019 pic.twitter.com/i2WoNPCwfy
He said: "The whole process of making this show has changed the game for me, because it's made me realise that I have a lot more power than I thought in the beginning, so I am writing now, producing.
"I set up my own production company and stuff like that, so I am doing a lot of things behind the scenes."
Bulletproof premieres on Sky One on May 15 – and shooting for Top Boy starts in July.