The Animal Kingdom is an American crime drama series based on David Michod’s 2010 Australian film of the same name. At the moment of its release, the film was critically accepted and is based on the true events focused around the Melbourne-based criminal family Pettingill. Jonathan Lisco produced the show itself. The corporations that fund this project are John Wells Productions and Warner Horizon Television, while Michod himself is an executive producer.
The Animal Kingdom is airing on TNT and premiered on 14 June 2016. Naturally, the show gained a fan base quickly because of the success of the original film. Critics also praised the case, particularly some of the performances. While they agreed that the plot was predictable, the overall impression was that it was a darkly twisted family drama. Four successful seasons have been seen so far. Here’s what we know about its upcoming season.
While no release date has been announced, ‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 5 is scheduled to be released in the last week of May 2023.
The cast of season 5 includes:
- Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody
- Scott Speedman as Barry “Baz” Blackwell
- Shawn Hatosy as Andrew “Pope” Cody
- Ben Robson as Craig Cody
- Jake Weary as Deran Cody
- Finn Cole as Joshua “J” Cody
- Daniella Alonso as Catherine Blackwell
- Molly Gordon as Nicky Belmont
- Carolina Guerra as Lucy
- Sohvi Rodriguez as Mia Benitez
- Rigo Sanchez as Manny
Smurf relies heavily on her grandson for day-to-day operations. But J, the grandson, is not afraid to bite the hand which feeds it, and Smurf and he have a power battle. Also, Smurf may be defending her children, but for years a detective named Pearce has been there and often narcs her family members to keep them in line. The penalty is rare, so it reminds them of who bosses are.
We see Smurf’s childhood in flashbacks in season 4. We see her boyfriend and his gang robbing banks. As observers, we know that her life was always unthinkable. Above all, we get to learn how she got to the top. The season ends with The Codys attempting to protect their reputation from the past as friends and enemies.
The twisty story of the Cody family is set to start in season 5. The power struggle will escalate, and many of the key characters risk their lives.