Animal Kingdom is an American crime and family drama television series which is created by Jonathan Lisco. This series is based on the 2010 movie named the Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd. Animal Kingdom premiered on TNT network on June 14, 2016, and was renewed for a 2nd season in July 2016, and consecutively renewed up to the 4th season, which premiered on May 28, 2019. It has a total of 49 episodes till the 4th season.
And for the Animal Kingdom fans, there is a piece of good news, in July 2019, TNT decided to continue the series for a 5th Season.
Overview of the story
The series stars a 17-year-old boy, whose mother dies. After the death of his mother, he moves in together with his estranged relatives, the Cody’s. The Cody’s clan is a criminal governed family lead by matriarch Smurf.
Animal Kingdom Cast
Ellen Barkin as Janine Cody, also known as Smurf Cody, the strong matriarch of the family. Scott Speedman as Barry Blackwell, also known as Baz, Smurf’s adopted son and leader within the Cody’s robberies.
Shawn Hatosy as Andrew Cody, also known as Pope, who is the oldest Cody son, who is also mentally troubled and keeps considering committing suicide. Ben Robson as Craig Cody, who features a predilection for drugs and very risky activities.
Jake Weary as Deran Cody, who is the youngest Cody son, a former competitive surfer who owns and operates a bar as his legitimate side business. Finn Cole as Joshua Cody, also known as J, Smurf’s grandson who moves in together with her and his uncles following the death of his mother, Julia, who was Pope’s twin sister.
Daniella Alonso as Catherine Blackwell, Baz’s girlfriend, and the mother of their daughter, Lena. Molly Gordon as Nicky Belmont, who is J’s girlfriend. Carolina Guerra as Lucy, who is Baz’s mistress from Mexico. Sohvi Rodriguez as Mia Benitez, a troublesome girl raised by a gang who is extremely rough around the edges. Rigo Sanchez as Manny in 1977, the leader of Young Smurf’s ruthless career criminals.
In a few lines, Animal Kingdom can be described as how a young boy when taken into his criminal family joins their illegal clan and thrives to make the best out it while facing constant obstacles and overcoming it.
As for Season 5, the release date has not been declared yet but is hinting towards the end of 2020.