Animal kingdom is an American crime drama television series with family twists and turns. This crime and family drama series is developed by Jonathan Lisco. The series is based on an Australian movie Animal Kingdom, which was released in 2010. This crime drama movie was written and directed by David Michod. The original network of the series is TNT. But you can watch the first two seasons on Amazon Prime Video. The last two seasons of the show are going to be uploaded soon on this platform.
What do we know about the previous seasons of Animal Kingdom?
The series starring Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman was premiered in June,2016 on TNT. It has four seasons.
The season one of this crime drama TV series includes ten episodes. Season one started on June 14, 2016, and concluded on August 9, 2016. The season two of Animal Kingdom TV series began on May 30, 2017. It consists of 13 episodes and went off-air on August 29,2017. Season three and four also have thirteen episodes each. Season three started on May 29, 2018, and ended on August 21, 2018. And the season four started on May 28, 2019, and concluded on August 20, 2019. Now, fans are waiting for season five.
|Season||Episodes||Started on||Ended on|
|1||10||June 14, 2016||August 9, 2016|
|2||13||May 30, 2017||August 29,2017|
|3||13||May 29, 2018||August 21, 2018|
|4||13||May 28, 2019||August 20, 2019|
Animal Kingdom Season 5 Release Date
The series received love and praise from the viewers. This crime drama has a great fan following. The first four seasons are highly recommended. And now, fans are wondering if there will be a season five or not. The next part of the series is highly awaited.
The good news for the fans is that the season five was confirmed by TNT in July, 2019. The season five of Animal Kingdom was expected to release in May, 2020. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fifth installment has been delayed. There are no signs which indicate that the much-awaited fifth season will be telecasted this year. Plus, the entire production work of Season 5 has also been pushed back. So, we don’t know for sure that when the shooting will take place in the near future.
It was reported that the previous season witnessed a slight drop in the television ratings and the makers were unsure about reinvesting their faith in Season 5. However, they have decided to bring back Animal Kingdom for the fifth time on TNT. Furthermore, they have yet not given their official statement regarding the release of the upcoming fifth season. But we cannot ignore the possibility of its arrival next year.
Animal Kingdom Season 5 Plot
The animal kingdom show story revolves around a seventeen-year-old boy named Joshua which is portrayed by Finn Cole. After his mother’s death, Joshua moves in with his relatives the Codys. Moreover, Codys is a criminal family that is led by Smurf. Likewise, Joshua joins the business. Leckie, an officer tries to help Joshua to get out of this dirty business. After that, at the end of season four, we witness Smurf being shot dead.
The death of Smurf has opened many paths for the development of the show. There is no doubt that the character of Smurf played a huge role in raising the popularity of Animal Kingdom in the television world. So, it will be huge challenge for the makers to fulfil the giant-sized void left by her character.
Additionally, it has also been rumored that the character of Joshua will be developed and explored on an another level. It will be really interesting to see how his character turns out at the end of the fifth season.
As we don’t have any season 5 trailer to show you, we are unable to bestow you the crucial plot points to inform you about the things we are going to witness in season 5. But as season 4 ended with great twists and turns, we can expect more crime and drama in season 5.
Several fan theories have surfaced on many social media platforms about the storyline of season 5. But we don’t have any official announcement from the makers.
The main characters are surely coming back for the next run. With that, we will get to see many old and new faces in season five.
- Shawn Hatosy as Andrew Cody.
- Rigo Sanchez as Manny.
- Ben Robson as Craig Cody.
- Jake Weary as Deran Cody.
- Finn Cole as Joshua Cody or J.
Moreover, we are not expecting to see Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody as she was killed in the final scene of season four.
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