‘Animal Kingdom’ is an American crime-drama television series that is based on the 2010 David Michod Australian movie of the same name. The film was critically acclaimed at the time of its release and is based on the true events centered around the Pettingill criminal family, based out of Melbourne. The series itself has been created by Jonathan Lisco. John Wells Productions and Warner Horizon Television are the companies backing the project, while Michod himself is on board as an executive producer/
‘Animal Kingdom’ airs on TNT, and first premiered on June 14, 2016. Needless to say, the show was quick to attract a fan base becuase of the popularity of original movie. Critics lauded the show as well, especially some of the performances, and while they agreed that the plot was predictable in places, it gave the overall impression of being a darkly intriguing twisted family drama. The show has had four successful seasons so far. Here’s everything we know about its next season.
Animal Kingdom Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Animal Kingdom’ is led by Ellen Barkin, who plays the role of Janine “Smurf” Cody, the tough matriarch of the family, who displays borderline incestuous love towards her children and grandchildren. Finn Cole plays Joshua “J” Cody, Smurf’s grandson who moves in with her and his uncles following the death of his mother. Scott Speedman stars as Barry “Baz” Blackwell, Smurf’s adopted son and leader in the Codys’ robberies. Shawn Hatosy plays Andrew “Pope” Cody, the oldest Cody son, who is mentally disturbed and considers suicide. Ben Robson stars as Craig Cody, the middle Cody son, who has a predilection for drugs. Jake Weary plays Deran Cody, the youngest Cody son, a former competitive surfer who is gay.
Other cast members include Emily Deschanel as Angela, Kelli Berglund as Olivia, Grant Harvey as Colin, Rigo Sanchez as Manny, Lucca De Oliveira as Lou, David DeSantos as Dennis Livengood, Vinny Chhibber as Rahul, Eddie Ramos as Tupi, Joseph Morgan as Jed.
All the major cast members are expected to return for season 5.