It seems like TNT finally has some good news for its viewers. One of the most remarkable television shows in TNT’s pockets, Animal Kingdom, is set to come back with its long-awaited fifth season. Based on the 2010 Australian entry, this series has received a favorable response from the critics. It takes its inspiration from the Pettingill family, which is currently residing in Melbourne, Australia.
We know that TNT is popular for telecasting sports programs like NBA, UEFA Champions League, All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite, and many other shows. It decided to jump into the world of drama shows in 2001. However, it didn’t perform well in comparison to its other competitors. So, we can safely say that the Animal Kingdom is also sharing the burden of the channel’s future in the drama category.
Animal Kingdom’s well-deserved success has forced the network to renew this series for the fifth time in July 2019. Since then, fans are pretty enthusiastic about its return. This series was created by Jonathan Lisco for TNT. David Michôd is serving as an executive producer of this show.
Here is what you need to know about the upcoming season!
Animal Kingdom Season 5 Plot: What will happen?
The show started with a 17-year-old boy named Joshua “J” Cody, who joins the criminal family of the Codys after losing his mother due to drug overdose. Janine “Smurf” Cody is the female representative of the family. A cop also tries to save Joshua from the criminal world of the Codys, but she fails in her attempt as he starts liking the family.
The last season ended with Joshua killing the matriarch of the family, Janine. She found out that she was suffering from cancer. She forced him to kill her as she didn’t want to die in pain. With Smurf’s death, it will be interesting to see how the overall plot changes in the fifth entry. How will Joshua cope with her grandmother’s death? What will happen to the future of the Cody family?
Animal Kingdom Season 5 Cast: Who will return?
It looks like Ellen Barkin will not return to portray her role as Janine “Smurf” Cody. Her death in the last season seemed like a perfect farewell to her. However, she can do a cameo role in the future.
Other cast members, including Shawn Hatosy (Andrew “Pope” Cody), Ben Robson (Craig Cody), Jake Weary (Deran Cody), Finn Cole (Joshua “J” Cody), and others are definitely returning for the fifth season.
Animal Kingdom Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?
We know that the show was renewed for its fifth installment in July 2019. No fixed release date has been set by the makers. There were rumors regarding its discharge at the end of May 2020. But, it looks like the show is also enduring the ill effects of the ongoing pandemic. It is reported to get released in late 2020.
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