The drama stars Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody, the head of a Southern California crime family. The cast also includes Finn Cole, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Daniella Alonso, and Molly Gordon.
Only a few episodes into its freshman season, the show has earned low-but-steady ratings, with an average of .41 int he 18-49 demo and 1.190 million viewers.
From TNT executive Sarah Aubrey:
Animal Kingdom has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network in the direction we hoped it would. I’m confident that our strategy of working with high-caliber talent and then getting out of their way will continue to pay off.”
What do you think? Have you been watching Animal Kingdom? Are you glad it’s been renewed?