TNT has renewed the Animal Kingdom TV series, one of the cable channel’s few remaining scripted shows, for a sixth and final season. The final episodes will likely air in 2022.
Season five of Animal Kingdom will launch at some point this summer. When the drama returns, the remaining Codys will still be dealing with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf’s death. With their kingdom without a leader, the family struggles to maintain their fragile alliance. Who will come out on top? The show stars Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Leila George, Rigo Sanchez, and Jon Beavers.
Here’s TNT’s announcement about the final season renewal:
TNT Renews Hit Series “Animal Kingdom” for a Sixth and Final Season
Season Five of the Crime Drama Premieres This Summer
January 14, 2021 – TNT has renewed its popular crime drama “Animal Kingdom” for a sixth and final season. Season five, which stars Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Leila George, Rigo Sanchez and Jon Beavers, will premiere this summer on TNT.
A consistent ratings success, “Animal Kingdom” reached 27 million viewers in season four across all platforms, defying trends with the premiere retaining its audience from the previous season’s average. The series also ranked among 2019’s top 10 cable dramas (P18-49, L+7, ad-supported cable).
In “Animal Kingdom” season five, Pope (Hatosy), Craig (Robson), Deran (Weary) and J (Cole) are still dealing with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf’s death, including family members out for revenge. With their kingdom without a leader, the Codys struggle to maintain their fragile alliance, and to see which of them will come out on top. Meanwhile, they search for more information on Pamela Johnson whom Smurf made the beneficiary of her estate. And back in 1984, an increasingly volatile 29-year-old Smurf is forging her own path raising Pope and Julia and leading the charge on dangerous jobs with new and old friends.
“Animal Kingdom” is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Emmy® winner John Wells, Daniele Nathanson and Erin Jontow serve as executive producers on the series. “Animal Kingdom” was developed for television by Jonathan Lisco and inspired by the award-winning Australian feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series.
About Warner Bros. Television
One of the entertainment industry’s most-respected providers of original primetime programming since its founding in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces original scripted drama and comedy series for multiple platforms. As of January 2021, Warner Bros. Television is producing more than 70 scripted series for on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, and the five broadcast networks.
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television’s most popular original series including ”Snowpiercer,” ”The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness,” “Animal Kingdom” and ”Claws.” TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries ”ShaqLife.” TNT also presents popular shows such as ”Bones” and ”Castle,” in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with “AEW Dynamite,” premiering as the night’s #1 wrestling show. Website: www.tntdrama.com
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What do you think? Are you looking forward to the fifth season of the Animal Kingdom TV show? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for season six? Do you think that will be the right time to end the show?