Animal Kingdom Season 5: Release Date, Cast, Plot And All Major Updates

The Animal Kingdom is an American-based crime drama TV series with family twists and turns. This American crime drama series got excellent reviews in a short period and is based on an Australian movie, the Animal Kingdom, which released in 2010. David Michod was written and directed this crime drama movie. Jonathan Lisco created this crime and family drama series. TNT is the original network of the series, but you can watch season 1 and season 2 of the animal kingdom on Amazon Prime Video. The third and fourth seasons of Animal Kingdom will be added soon on Amazon Prime.

The series starring Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman (‘You’ season 3) was premiered in June 2016 on TNT. The Animal Kingdom season one includes ten episodes, which was started on June 14, 2016, and concluded on August 9, 2016. Season two of this TV series began on May 30, 2017, and consisted of 13 episodes that went off-air on August 29, 2017. There are thirteen episodes in both the third and fourth seasons. Animal Kingdom Season three started on May 29, 2018, and ended on August 21, 2018. Season four began on May 28, 2019, and concluded on August 20, 2019.

Four seasons of the Animal Kingdom have already been released, receiving a lot of affection from the audience. Therefore, in the wake of that popularity, the show was entitled to the fifth season. Now, the fifth season of Animal Kingdom filming is wrapped up and set to air on this summer. Here’s the information on the release date, cast, and plot of Animal Kingdom’s fifth season.

Animal Kingdom Season 5 Release Date:

Animal Kingdom Season 5 Release Date

The series got lots of love and praise from the audience. This crime drama has a huge following. The first four seasons of Animal Kingdom are highly recommended. The series next or fifth part is highly anticipated and its final or sixth season will begin the filming soon.

The good news for fans of Animal Kingdom is that TNT confirmed the renewal of the sixth season of Animal Kingdom on 14 January 2021. The fifth season of Animal Kingdom was expected to launch in May 2020. Like several other shows, the production of Animal Kingdom had stopped in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, Shawn Hatosy shared on his Instagram and revealed that the Animal kingdom Season 5 shooting is completed and going to premier this summer on TNT. Animal Kingdom Season 5 will premiere on July 11, 2021, on TNT.

When asked the officials about the launch date, they said they are now planning a launch in early 2021. Suppose you did not watch the other seasons of Animal Kingdom yet, watch season 1 and season 2 on Amazon Prime Video. The third and fourth seasons of Animal Kingdom will be added soon on Amazon Prime.

The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Fargo, Good Behavior are other shows which are similar to the Animal Kingdom. If you like watching Animal Kingdom shows, then you will also love these crime-based shows.


Animal Kingdom Season 5 Cast

The main characters will surely return for the next season. With that, we will see a lot of new and old faces in season five. Here is a list of the expected cast members we’ll see in Animal Kingdom season 5.

  • Ellen Barkin as Janine Cody AKA Smurf
  • Shawn Hatosy as Andrew Cody or Pope,
  • Vikings Season 7 star Ben Robson as Craig Cody
  • Jake Weary as Deran Cody
  • Finn Cole as Joshua Cody or J
  • Rigo Sanchez as Manny
  • Scott Speedman as Barry
  • Sohi Rodriguez as Mia Benitez

Well, no new names have been revealed, nor has a name been removed from the list. So we think the original cast is ready to reprise their respective roles.

But Jake Weary, who plays the role of Deran Cody, made sure fans of the show knew about the filming. He also posted photos of some actors who would not be seen in the new season.

However, Janine Smurf, who played by Ellen Barkin, may not be seen in live-action as she is dead. However, it could appear in flashbacks.


The story of the animal kingdom show revolves around a seventeen-year-old boy named Joshua, played by Finn Cole. After his mother’s death, Joshua moves in with his relatives, the Codys. Codys is a criminal family that is led by Smurf. Also, Joshua joins their business. Leckie, an officer, tries to help Joshua out of this dirty business. After that, at the end of season four, we witness Smurf being shot and killed.

With no trailer being released, we don’t have plot points to know what we’re going to see in season 5.

It revolves around a dysfunctional family involved in a lot of crime; season 5 will see more family drama and crime take over this family. That is all we know so far; we’ll keep fans updated on the latest news on Animal Kingdom season 5 until then – continue reading with us!


On 19, May, the full trailer is released by the production house. Watch this trailer. Stay Tuned with us for more updates.

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Sophia Wadke
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