Finally, after a long wait, Animal Kingdom Season 5 is set to return just on time. However, this time Animal Kingdom Season 5 returns with a new character. Many fans wondered whether this year Animal Kingdom would resume their filming or not, considering the current situation. But, now the devoted fans can relax as the series has recently updated its production details.
The last season had left everyone in a daze when Ellen Barkin’s Janine “Smurf” Cody dies in the end. Well, things turned more challenging as now they have to decide who will sit on Smurf’s place. Well, the ending of the fourth season brought a massive conflict between the boys. The heartbreaking episode revolves around Deran, and Adrian’s story with a never saw twist.
But, Angela’s big confession at the end calms everyone’s nerves. Well, it seems like the show can continue without Ellen Barkin. Further, J eventually joined his uncles at Casa Cody, where he suggested J to hold a memorial for Smurf to tell people that they are still in the business. But, who would handle it, is still a mystery.
Animal Kingdom Season 5: Addition In The Cast
Well, the entire main cast will return to reprise their role. These include Finn Cole as Joshua “J” Cody, Scott Speedman as Barry “Baz” Blackwell, and Shawn Hatosy as Andrew “Pope” Cody. Along with them, Ben Robson as Craig Cody, Jake Weary as Deran Cody would also return. There’s a high chance that Ellen Barkin would return as Smurf. But, there’s a high possibility that she would appear in J’s memories or flashbacks.
Anthony Konechy Will Join The Troop
Finally, fans will see Deran’s estranged father, as the show recently confirmed. But, fans have to wait to see who would play that role. Recently, the news broke up that Anthony Konechny will join as young Billy (played by Denis Leary).
Animal Kingdom Season 5: When Will Production Wrap?
Initially, Animal Kingdom was scheduled to release in May 2020. However, despite getting renewed in July 2019, the production paused due to the ongoing pandemic on March 16, 2020. However, in early September, Animal Kingdom Season 5 resumed its filming. Many fans were excited to learn that the entire cast returned to the set. Now, the production began by following the strict guidelines imposed by the Hollywood union. The fifth season is expected to consist of thirteen episodes.
Animal Kingdom Season 5: What To Expect?
After Smurf’s death, the boys separated to begin their life in a new way in the last season. But, everyone decided to stay in touch. Craig gave Adrian and Deran their fake passport in a brief blown out episode and told them to stick around. While Pope gave J the last warning to clear everything in 24 hours. Meanwhile, Angela is now free from prison. In contrast, Mike was looking for revenge.
We Can Expect More Flashbacks
If you remember, in the 1970s flashback episode, there were a lot of puzzles to solve. But the person who appeared in that episode would reappear in the upcoming season. However, it’s still a mystery as to which story they would continue. But, things aren’t in the boys’ favor. Further, there’s a high possibility that Smurf would appear in her kids’ memories.
Billy Wouldn’t Return To The Crime Business
In the last season, Billy promised his son that he would work hard and earn white money. Instead of doing any illegal stuff, he would stay clean and stick around Oceanside. But, it seems that his promise could break soon. Jake tried to convince Craig that he’s his father in the Smurf memorial. Jake never showed up because Smurf warned him that she would kill his son if he tells the truth. But, now, we could expect that many complexities would come in Craig’s life.
Animal Kingdom Season 5: Release Date
Well, TNT is yet to announce when Animal Kingdom Season 5 would land on the television screen. But, we can expect that the fifth season would air sometime in 2021. So, till then, we can wait to know what would happen in the upcoming season and who would sit on Smurf’s position.