Animal Kingdom is an American television series developed by Jonathan Lisco. It is based on the Australian film of the same name by David Michôd, who is the executive producer for the show. The series follows the story of a 17-year-old boy. After the demise of his mother, the boy goes to live with his estranged relatives, the Cody’s. The relatives are a criminal family clan supervised by matriarch Smurf. Ellen Barkin has played the leading role of Janine “Smurf” Cody in the first four seasons.
The show has produced four successful seasons so far and is now all set to return with the fifth season. The series has a vast and strong fan-base. Though the series might seem to have a somewhat predictable in terms of storyline, it still has the potential to hold your interest. Critics have highly praised the remarkable performances of the lead actors of the series.
Release Date of Animal Kingdom Season 5
On March 16, the makers announced a delay in production because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. No official date is out as of yet, but fans suspect that the release might be some time during the end 2020. The last three seasons of the show were all released late in May.
The main cast is likely to return in Animal Kingdom season 5.
- Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody, the matriarch of the family
- Shawn Hatosy as Andrew Cody, the oldest Cody son
- Ben Robson as Craig Cody, the middle Cody son
- Jake Weary as Deran Cody, the youngest Cody son
- Finn Cole as Joshua “J” Cody, Smurf’s grandson
- Rigo Sanchez as Manny, the leader of Young Smurf’s ruthless career criminals.
Plot for Animal Kingdom season 5
The end of season 4 shows Smurf dying on her wish. The show presented the fans with glimpses of Smurf’s past.
Nothing is made official about the upcoming season’s plot. However, Animal Kingdom season 5 is expected to show more of Smurf and her family’s past life in detail.
One thing is for sure, the fans are definitely in for an emotional ride this season!
So, stay tuned for more updates.