With Animal Kingdom place to land on TNT this summer, the cable network was rolling out mini-teasers for its Codys (Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole) showing where their minds are in heading into a penultimate fifth season that finds Smurf (Ellen Barkin) having shuffled off the series’s mortal coil. With a 13-episode season coming up along with a sixth/final season on the horizon, we have got caught up with Deran (Weary), Pope (Hatosy), and Craig (Robson)- which brings us into Cole’s Joshua”J” Cody.
Here’s a look at J’s mini-teaser because he looks to co-lead (with Pope) the family out from underneath Smurf’s Shadow. But how long will both be able to talk about power, particularly when the line between what he needs and what he thinks he deserves becoming thinner and thinner every day. And that is where the biggest concern comes in as just like the rest of the Codys? J won’t allow anyone or anything to stand in his way.
When word came that Animal Kingdom will be ending its run with a sixth and final season, Hatosy wrote, “Bittersweet news. Yes will be the end to the Cody family but our gifted authors will reward us with a suitable finale. That means the Codys go out on their terms. Don’t be miserable, 26 episodes left! That’s just like a thousand hours. see you this summer for season 5!!!” (with the Entire post below):
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In TNT’s Animal Kingdom season five, Pope (Hatosy), Craig (Robson), Deran (Weary), and J (Cole) is still dealing with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf’s departure, including family members out for revenge. With their kingdom with no leader, the Codys struggle to maintain their delicate alliance and to see which of them will come out on top. They search for more information on Pamela Johnson that 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 harmful tasks with new and old friends. Have a look at Hatosy’s reminder that the Codys aren’t going anywhere any time soon- and it’s important to wear a mask when you are at home or even at”work”:
TNT’s Animal Kingdom is Made by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Emmy Award-winner John Wells, Daniele Nathanson, and Erin Jontow function as executive producers on the series. The series was designed for television by Jonathan Lisco and inspired by the award-winning Australian feature film written & directed by David Michôd and made by Liz Watts, that also serve as executive producers on the series. A consistent rating victory, Animal Kingdom attained 27 million viewers in year four over all platforms, with the premiere retaining its viewers from the last year’s average (the show also rated among 2019’s top 10 cable dramas: P18-49, L+7, ad-supported cable).