Animal Kingdom Season 5: Episodes Guide, Recap, Spoilers, Cast, Release Date, Trailer, And Everything You Need To Know!

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) 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 this summer. Here’s the information on the release date, cast, and plot of Animal Kingdom’s fifth season.

Animal Kingdom Season 5 Episodes Guide & Recap:

Animal Kingdom Season 5 consists of 13 episodes, which the first episode was released on July 11, 2021, and the last episode is going to be telecast on October 13, 2021.

EpisodesEpisode TitleTelecast DateEpisode Recap
Episode 1Red Handed11 July 2021The Codys are enforced to improve their relations with his cousins and understand what life is in reality without the Smurf.
Episode 2What Remains18 July 2021Pope manages the remains of Smurf. J takes a new job from his former contacts. Craig and Renn are trying to balance their past lives with a new baby. Deran can’t forget his past life with Adrian.
Episode 3Free Ride25 July 2021The business secrets of J’s reveal in this episode. Pope grieved for the demise of Smurf. From his loneliness, Deran has to divert himself. Craig and Renn try to set a balance between work or life.
Episode 4Power1 August 2021Deran follows Smurf’s wish and is dismayed by Jay calling the shots. Pope’s mental condition is delicate and Craig must handle his situation as a single father because Ren returns to her job.
Episode 5Family Business8 August 2021 Pamela makes a dangerous pitch to the Codys as Deran and J struggle for control of the family. Pope deals with a new loss by bursting in violence, while Craig conducts business with Frankie.
Episode 6Home Sweet Home15 August 2021 Tensions build as Deran, J, and Craig take on a job that puts their entire family at risk. Pope flees to the desert in an attempt to escape his anguish.
Episode 7Splinter22 August 2021 Pope enlists the counsel of a desert guru to confront his problems. As J takes care of business, Deran marks his territory. Craig is torn between the responsibilities of fatherhood and the temptations of his previous life.
Episode 8Gladiators29 August 2021 Pope goes out of his way to help a new acquaintance. As they acquire new friends and adversaries, Deran, J, and Craig struggle with the consequences of previous mistakes.
Episode 9Let it Ride5 September 2021As further secrets threaten to undermine the Cody family, local law enforcement turns up the fire on them. Deran receives some information concerning Adrian. Renn has been holding a secret from Craig.
Episode 10Relentless12 September 2021 Desperate for money and under pressure, the Codys discover that what they thought was a solution to their problems may actually be the greatest threat of all.
Episode 11Truth the Process19 September 2021 Deran and Craig scout a new mark with the support of Frankie, while J and Pope go on a road trip to clean up the mess of some family business gone wrong.
Episode 12Loose Ends26 September 2021 Without Smurf, the Codys settle unfinished business and plan their largest robbery ever.
Episode 13Launch3 October 2021 To complete the task of a lifetime and settle all scores, the Cody family employs all of their equipment, skills, and vehicles. A dangerous historical secret is revealed.


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.

  • 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.

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.

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 own mental condition and how Deran will distract his own mind from Adrian. Can Craig and Ren balance their lives?

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

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 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 premiere 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.

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 and final season, which is set to premiere in late 2021 or early 2022.


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
I am Shopia, a movie enthusiastic and I read lot of books, mostly of science fiction, thrillers and biography. Content writing is just my profession but my passion too.

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