Animal Kingdom Season 6: Cast, Release Date, Trailer, Recap. Will it Be Renewed or Canceled?

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 was 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) premiered in June 2016 on TNT. The Animal Kingdom season one includes ten episodes, which 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. Season 5 started on July 11, 2021, and concluded on Oct 3, 2021.

Here’s the information on Animal Kingdom’s sixth season’s release date, cast, and plot. Also, find out if the series would be renewed for a seventh season.


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.

In Season 5, Smurf is dead and the story revolves around a dysfunctional family, who is involved in a lot of crime. Animal Kingdom Season 5 viewers will see how Pope is able to recover his mental condition and how Deran will distract his mind from Adrian. Craig and Ren are struggling to balance their lives.

Surely, fans of season 5 will see more family drama and crime take over this family.

Animal Kingdom Season 6 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 five seasons of Animal Kingdom are highly recommended. The series next or sixth part is highly anticipated and its final season of this crime drama.

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 6 shooting is completed and going to premiere next year summer on TNT.

Season 6 of Animal Kingdom began filming in early March and concluded in August 2021.

Despite the fact that filming is complete, the series still takes post-production time, and TNT regularly broadcasts new episodes between May and July.

“Animal Kingdom’s” sixth and last season launched on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. with back-to-back episodes. Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, and Leila George star in “Animal Kingdom,” which was selected as one of the top ten cable dramas of 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.

Animal Kingdom season 5 will also be telecasted in Canada. You can access it on the CTV Drama channel which you can also watch online on Amazon Prime, Netflix or the CTV Go app.

Same as Canada, Animal Kingdom is streaming on Netflix in Australia. It is airing on the streaming channel on July 13.

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.

There will be one final season of Animal Kingdom after five seasons. The show is about a teenage kid who moves in with his estranged relatives, the Codys when his mother dies.

Animal Kingdom has been renewed for a sixth season, premiered on June 19, 2022.


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 six. Here is a list of the expected cast members we’ll see in Animal Kingdom season 6.

  • 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
  • Christina Ochoa as Renn Randall
  • Leila George as Janine
  • Dichen Lachman as Frankie
  • Jon Beavers as Jake
  • Rigo Sanchez as Manny
  • Reynaldo Gallegos as Pete Trujillo
  • 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.

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.

In the new season, fans will also see some new faces. Younger versions of Smurf’s sons, as well as Pope’s twin Julia, will be seen.

Kevin Csloak will play Pope’s younger self, and Jasper Polish will play Julia’s younger self. Young Baz will be played by Darren Mann. J also appears to have a new love interest.

Stevie Lynn Jones will play Penny, a rule-breaker by nature who tries to follow the rules. Despite the fact that she is in a loveless marriage with a Marine, she and J will become closer as the season progresses.

ANIMAL KINGDOM SEASON 6 EXPECTED PLOT: What can fans expect from the last Season?

Throughout the most part of of Season 5, viewers saw the cops attempting to locate J, Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary), and Pope (Shawn Hatosy). When an investigator got a big lead on them, the stakes skyrocketed. At the end of Season 5, the discovery of Catherine Blackwell’s (Daniella Alonso) body changed the course of the characters in Animal Kingdom for the foreseeable future.


In the Season 6 trailer, a detective receives a large box containing information about the Cody family. This detective doesn’t appear to stop until she has them all locked up, and with the cops closing in, they’ll have to be even more cautious next season.

Here you can watch the full-fledge trailer:

On 4, Oct, the 30-second teaser is released by the production house.

Watch this promo. Stay Tuned with us for more updates.

Will there be a Season 7 of Animal Kingdom?

Season 6 of the explosive series has come to a thrilling conclusion as the Cody boys’ story reaches its endpoint. TNT confirmed well in advance that Season 6 would be the final curtain, ensuring a captivating season 5 finale. This season wraps up with 13 remarkable episodes that do the show justice.

Animal Kingdom Season 6 Recap:

Animal Kingdom’s final season is a roller coaster you won’t want to miss. The Cody family may have an expanding empire, but their past is still hot on their heels. A cold case investigation not only puts them in danger, but threatens to upend everything they’ve worked for.

And the midst all, we see a new side of J as his relationship with Penny heats up. Meanwhile, Deran’s bar is catching the attention of the DEA, signaling trouble on the horizon. Prepare for a season full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Where Can I Watch Animal Kingdom Season 6?

It’s available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, DirecTV Stream, Sling TV, and Hulu With Live TV! Season 6 had 13 episodes. Below you can find the list of all episodes.

That is all we know so far. We’ll keep fans renewed on the latest information about Animal Kingdom till then, continue studying with us! Visit our Website for more details. Till then, please stay connected with us!

Sophia Wadke
Sophia Wadke
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