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“Animal Kingdom” is coming back with its fifth season- “Smurf’s Past” and will “Joshua” stop doing his “Dirty Business”?

The Animal Kingdom is one of the most anticipated American crime drama TV series with a humongous fan base. It is based on the 2010 Australian movie of the same name.

Developed by Jonathan Lisco, this series revolves around a 17-year old boy Joshua who moves in with his alienated relatives The Cody’s after the demise of his mother due to heroin overdose. The Cody’s is a criminal family clan administrated by the family’s matriarch, Smurf, who later happens to be Joshua’s estranged grandmother.

The show first premiered on TNT on June 14, 2016. It was renewed for the second season, which premiered on May 30, 2017. The third season premiered on May 29, 2018, with 13 episodes, and the fourth season premiered on May 28, 2019, with 13 episodes. As of now, the show has completed 49 episodes.

The "Animal Kingdom", a TNT series
The “Animal Kingdom”, a TNT series

Release Date: “Animal Kingdom”

In July 2019, the series for renewed for another season by TNT. Due to the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, the series’s production was suspended on March 16, 2020, “until further notice.”

Looking at the present scenario, the fifth season is expected to release in early 2021.

Cast: “Animal Kingdom”

All the cast members of the previous seasons are expected to reprise their roles.

  • Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody
  • Scott Speedman as Barry “Baz” Blackwell
  • Shawn Hatosy as Andrew “Pope” Cody
  • Jake Weary as Deran Cody
  • Ben Robson as Craig Cody
  • Finn Cole as Joshua “J” Cody
  • Sohi Rodriguez as Mia Benitez
  • Rigo Sanchez as Mann

Apart from these, other characters can be added following the plot of the show.

Plot: “Animal Kingdom”

At the end of Season 4, we saw cancer afflicted Smurf shot dead by her grandson Joshua. Also, glimpses from Smurf’s past are shown.
Although nothing official is made for the plot of Season 5, we expect it to revolve around Smurf’s past and her family.

Storyline: “Animal Kingdom”

The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his estranged relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. The family is administrated by the family matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody and her most trusted Baz. Baz runs the business and calls the shots; the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family.

Where can you watch it?

If you are unfamiliar with the show and have no idea where to watch, let us bring it to your notice. Animal Kindom is available to stream on Netflix but only in some regions.

Regions streaming the Animal Kingdom on Netflix are:

  • Australia
  • India
  • Canada
  •  Hongkong
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

In the United States and the UK Netfllixers will be out of luck. Amazon Prime has bought the rights to the show. Hence it will only be available to stream on Amazon Prime and nowhere else.

 

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Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy is a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.
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