Animal Kingdom Season 5 Details and Is It Getting Delayed?

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Joshua moves into his relative’s house located Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. He soon finds odd things that happen around and finds their family indulging in illegal criminal activities. He also feels that he’s being indoctrinated by his grandma. Three generations of burglars and thieves come together in running a family business.

‘Animal Kingdom’ is an American drama television series that made its initial debut on June 14, 2016. The television series is developed by Jonathan Lisco based on the Australien film released in 2010. David Michôd was the creator of the film who is also an executive producer of the television series.

The series follows a crime family drama genre. Production has completed four-season consisting of 49 episodes in total. The family involves in various illegal actives including the drug trade, arms-dealers and big-time thieves under the guidance of grandma.

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Is the Animal Kingdom affected by Pandemic?

On March 16, 2020, Production has suspended the shooting progress indefinitely on due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The global lockdown has affected the entertainment industry by delaying the shooting progress. However, we’ll update the shooting progress once official announcement drops

When Was the Fifth Season Renewed?

The fifth season was renewed in July 2019 and started its shooting progress. Due to the increasing popularity and positive response from the audience, the production has renewed the series for the fifth time. This is one of the few television series which got renewed soon after the launch of the previous season.

Who Are The Cast Included in the Fifth Season?

Cast details of the upcoming season aren’t officially announced from the production. It’s expected that there won’t be any changes in cast details. However, we’ll update this part once the official announcement drops from the production. Check our website for regular updates.

Following are the cast included in the Animal Kingdom

  • Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody.
  • Scott Speedman as Barry “Baz” Blackwell.
  • Shawn Hatosy as Andrew “Pope” Cody.
  • Ben Robson as Craig Cody.
  • Jake Weary as Deran Cody.
  • Finn Cole as Joshua “J” Cody.
  • Daniella Alonso as Catherine Blackwel.
  • Molly Gordon as Nicky Belmont.
  • Carolina Guerra as Lucy.
  • Sohvi Rodriguez as Mia Benitez.
  • Rigo Sanchez as Manny.
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Following are the details about the last season of the series

  • Janine directed by John Wells written by Eliza Clark aired on May 28, 2019.
  • Angela directed by John Wells written by Daniele Nathanson aired on June 4, 2019.
  • Man Vs. Rock directed by Solvan Naim written by Bradley Paul aired on June 11, 2019.
  • Tank directed by Megan Griffiths written by Addison McQuigg aired on June 18, 2019.
  • Reap directed by Cherie Nowlan written by Matt Kester aired on June 25, 2019.
  • Into the Black directed by Loren Yaconelli written by Bill Balas aired on July 2, 2019.
  • Know Thy Enemy directed by Laura Belsey written by Vanessa Baden Kelly aired on July 9, 2019.
  • Ambo directed by David Rodriguez written by Bradley Paul aired on July 16, 2019.
  • SHTF directed by Janice Cook written by Eliza Clark aired on July 23, 2019.
  • Exit Strategy directed by Nick Copus Written by Matt Kester aired on July 30, 2019.
  • Julia directed by Shawn Hatosy written by Daniele Nathanson aired on August 6, 2019.
  • Ghosts directed by John Wells written by John Wells aired on August 13, 2019.
  • Smurf directed by David Rodriguez written by Eliza Clark aired on August 20, 2019.


TNT’s Animal Kingdom has gained a lot of traction over the last four seasons. The finale of the fourth season has been talked about a lot after something unexpected happened. Ever since Ellen Barkin’s Janine Cody was killed off, the fans have been left annoyed. With the finale, things have become even more complicated for the next season of Animal Kingdom.

John Wells, the executive producer, talked about Smurf’s history and relationships that will affect the future seasons. He said, ‘I think the biggest opportunity and challenge rolled into one is finding a way to showcase the depth and importance of Smurf’s role in the Cody family psychologically. Next season, the writers will get a chance to explore how our characters were formed by Smurf and how those twisted connections continue to affect them after she’s gone. There is a lot to unpack there.’

It is pretty clear that her death will change a lot of stuff. She was affiliated with various criminals and these kinds of relationships will have some effect on the lives of her children. The fourth season premiered on May 28, 2019. The series was renewed for a fifth season on July 24, 2019. There is a lot of excitement around the fifth season of the series. As mentioned earlier, the finale of the fourth season makes for an exciting fifth season.

The filming for the fifth season might have possibly started, but there is no official confirmation yet. The news has been kept under wraps. We will have to wait until something comes up.

Recap of the Fourth Season

The fourth season of the series was renewed in July 2018 which consisted of 13 episodes. The season started on May 28, 2019, streaming through the TNT network. It was well received by the audience finishing on August 20, 2019, it was said that series holds more than million active viewers for every episode.

The series is produced by Jinny Howe, Andrew Stearn, Terri Murphy, and Llewellyn Wells. Each episode has a runtime of around 40-45 minutes. In Australia, fans can watch the series through online video streaming, Netflix. In Canada, Its telecasted through Bravo channel also they can watch the first three seasons of the series through Netflix.

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