Animal Kingdom is closing its doorways: TNT introduced Thursday that the crime drama will conclude with the just-ordered sixth season. The pickup comes forward of the premiere of Season 5 this summer season.
Animal Kingdom has been off the air since its Season 4 finale was broadcast in Aug. 2019. Season 4 marked the farewell of embattled main girlEllen Barkin,whose alter ego, Smurf, was killed off within the penultimate episode.The actress took to social media following her closing episode to seemingly categorical frustration with how her departure was dealt with, liking a number of tweets that took direct intention at EP John Wells for feedback he made to TVLine through which he defined why he wrote Barkin off the show. Two of the tweets even referred to as for the sequence’ cancellation.
In the upcoming fifth season, Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary) and J (Finn Cole) are “nonetheless coping with the fallout from the occasions surrounding Smurf’s loss of life, together with members of the family out for revenge. With their kingdom and not using a chief, the Codys wrestle to take care of their fragile alliance, and to see which ones will come out on high. Meanwhile, they search for extra data on Pamela Johnson whom Smurf (former cast member Ellen Barkin) made the beneficiary of her property. And again in 1984, an more and more unstable 29-year-old Smurf is forging her personal path elevating Pope and Julia and main the cost on harmful jobs with new and old buddies.”
TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been up to date to replicate Animal Kingdom‘s pickup.