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.
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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?
I think there should be a season 7 and more episodes in season 6 Animal Kingdom is a very GREAT show this is so crazy how it ended.
Season 5,withoutSmurf, was rough. Still entertaining, but lost some grit . Don’t get me wrong, the series as a whole, is dynamite. Let’s go out with a bang!
I’m sure the writers are going to end this impressively. Can’t wait and this summer show will be greatly missed…..RIP!
This is one of the best shows on tv now besides Yellowstone. I really wish that they would not cancel it as it keeps you on the edge of your seat and you just never know what will come next! Very sad to know that this will be its last hurrah.
I love this show — i didnt want it to end. Just sooooo good. I am so happy there is a season 6. I cant figure how they will ever be able to end it as a final season with everything still yet to come about with Smurf – and the boys being in control again. It will be a sad day when it ends.
I think it’s one of the best scripted shows I’ve seen in a long time
I sure wish Animal Kingdom would be renewed for at least two or three more seasons!
Truly one of the best crime shows ever made. The characters are complex and have depth that most shows lack. The acting is unbearably good! Ellen Barkin has always been a fantastic character actor and her role as Smurf is perfection. Love seeing strong woman playing strong roles, even if they’re the head of a crime family.
Animal Kingdom definitely a Classic of a show!Hands down the best Show I ever seen,ain’t to many good shows out there besides Chicago P.D & Fire!I Started watching it right of the previews & couldn’t wait to see it,also got my Wifey & kids hooked on it 5⭐’$ all Day.Love Smurf,Pope,G’Son J oh yeah.The Boss Takeover!
I’m saddened by this news because I’m a real watcher of this show for day 1 seems like everything I love to watch is being cancelled soon there will be be nothing left …. WHY???????
I have been watching Animal Kingdom since season 1 and have to come to love the actors Shawn Hatosy who plays Pope is my favorite on the show since day one he has had my heart because he is torn between Smurf and his brother’s and she is so manipulated to him that she gets him to believe everything she said sis true. And when he becomes Lenas caretaker he shows so much love to her and tries to protect her from everything it broke my heart when she was placed with that family I am so mad that the… Read more »
I absolutely LOVE this show!! Whyyyy does it have to end if it’s this popular among viewers?? There is always room for continuation of storyline! With the shows talented actors, writers and profuction staff why bring something so amazingly popular to an end. You have some faithful followers. Might reconsider this decision??!
Why has Fox taken the five off?
Love this show, been waiting patiently for season 5, will be sad to see it go, but all good things must come to an end.
What an amazing series. I knew Smurf’s death was coming (I cheated and read a spoiler before watching the episode) yet I was still stunned when it happened! I loved Smurf but hated her the moment she told Pope she would forget Lena ever existed. Cannot wait for season 5 this summer and I’ll sure miss the series when it signs off next year. I did see Denis Leary will be back. I love him. Wasn’t quite sure of the purpose for his character but hopefully, that will become clearer when he returns. Fingers crossed Leila’s real life hubby Sean… Read more »
Animal Kingdom has been excellent entertainment since it started. I’ve watched it from the 1st episode. I really hate to see it stop production after this coming new season. All these actors have been very talented. I wish all you talented folks in Animal Kingdom very good future film and television projects. As the ole saying goes you all have the measure of a talent.