Animal Kingdom has been renewed for a fifth season -which could well make it one of the longest dramas in the US with an Aussie origin…. (Wilfred had 4 seasons).
Based on the 2010 Australian film of the same name, it stars Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of the Cody crime family along with Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Sohvi Rodriguez and Emily Deschanel.
This season, Smurf (Barkin) is back on top reminding her boys who’s boss no matter whom she hurts. Trapped with Smurf and becoming increasingly unhinged, Pope (Hatosy) has found new and dangerous ways to deal with his anger. J (Cole) continues to scheme about how to take over the family business, Craig (Robson) plots one of their most difficult heists and Deran (Weary) is worried about his future with Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark). Outsiders move in to threaten Cody’s fragile peace, including Angela (Deschanel), the former best friend of J’s deceased mother and a recovering junkie, who tries to snake her way back into the family’s good graces. And for the first time, audiences meet a young Smurf (Leila George) and the original crew that started it all.
Animal Kingdom is produced by John Wells Productions, with David Michôd and Liz Watts, also serve as executive producers.
Animal Kingdom screens in Australia on Netflix.
Source: Coming Soon