Has Animal Kingdom Season 5 been cancelled?

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It’s been almost a year since the release of Animal Kingdom Season 4. We have gathered all the details about Season 5 of Animal Kingdom here.

Actually, this American drama TV series is based on an Australian movie with the same name. The movie “Animal Kingdom” released in 2010. Later, it was adapted in the form of a series, and the first season released on 14 June 2016 on TNT.

The film has received critical acclaim for its amazingly dramatic story and awesome screenplay. The IMDb rating of Animal Kingdom is 8.2/10. Also, on Rotten Tomatoes, the series managed to get a 92% audience rating! That’s brilliant!

Animal Kingdom plot

The story primarily revolves around the life of a seventeen-year-old boy, Joshua. After his mother’s death, he decides to live with his relatives, the Codys, who had not been very close to him and his mother.

The Codys are a criminal family, and Smurf is the head of it. Smurf is Joshua’s estranged grandmother. Later, due to some circumstances, Joshua gets involved in criminal activities too.

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Animal Kingdom Season 5 release date and trailer

TNT announced the renewal of the series for a fifth season in July 2019. But, no official release date has been confirmed for season 5 yet.

After the release of the first season in June 2016, the second season premiered on 30th May 2017. Then, the third season came out on May 29, 2018. As mentioned earlier, the fourth season was released in May 2019.

So, if we look at the release pattern followed by TNT, Animal Kingdom Season 5 is supposed to release this month or in the next month. But, keeping the current COVID-19 outbreak in mind, we can be sure that it won’t release this summer. Also, since there’s no announcement about the release date yet, season 5 isn’t likely to release before June 2022.

Let’s hope that the creators confirm the release date soon and the season 5 releases this year. Fortunately, a teaser for the next season has been released. So, have a look at it below.

 

Season 5 expected cast

All the lead cast members of the series are expected to reappear in Animal Kingdom Season 5. The main cast members include-

Ellen Barkin as Janine Cody (Smurf)

Finn Cole as Joshua Cody (J)

Ben Robson as Craig Cody

Shawn Hatosy as Andrew Cody (Pope)

Jake Weary as Deran Cody

Molly Gordon as Nicky Belmont

Other significant characters who were killed, including Catherine Blackwell, Lucy, and Barry Blackwell, are less likely to appear in the next season. However, some of them might be seen in flashbacks.