The Animal Kingdom is an American Drama Television Series. It is developed by Jonathan Lisco and is based on the 2010 Australian Movie by David Michôd. David is also an executive producer of the series alongside Liz Watts. It features a 17-year-old teenage boy who moves with his estranged relatives after his mother’s death. It made it’s debut back in June 2016.
The Animal Kingdom has built itself a loyal fan base with their past 4 seasons. The family crime drama is set to come back with a bang. In the last season, we witnessed Smurf Cody begging to be let out of misery after she was diagnosed with cancer. Smurf meets her demise through the hands of her grandson. Jay was the one who pulled the trigger, he kept the promise that he made. Season 4 ended with Cody’s mourning the death of Queen of Oceanside ( Smurf Cody). The finale of Season 4 set the platform for Cody’s fighting over the dominance of Oceanside. Smurf’s demise has caused power dynamics to change inside and outside of the house. Her death has to lead Cody’s in a crucial position.
Season 4 was released on May 24, 2018. The renewal of the series for Season 5 was confirmed in July 2019. The confirmed dates aren’t as yet. However, it is rumored to release in Summer 2020.
The plot revolves around Cody’s family which engages in criminal activity and in turn, it becomes a part of their lifestyle. All of the four seasons, feature Smurf’s dominance over her sons and her struggle to rise in power. Season 4 sheds light on Smurf’s childhood and the difficulties she conquered. It ends with Cody’s mourning and their struggle to be in power. Animal Kingdom Season 5 sure is to bring along many turns and twists. Members of the Cody family will be seen struggling to dominate Oceanside.
Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody
Finn Cole as Joshua “J” Cody
Scott Speedman as Barry “Baz” Blackwell
Shawn Hatosy as Andrew “Pope” Cody
Ben Robson as Craig Cody
Jake Wear as Deran Cody