Animal Kingdom Season 6: American drama series ‘Animal Kingdom’ will return to TNT for its sixth and final season in 2022. Here’s everything we know about it.
- The fifth season of Animal Kingdom aired from July 11, 2021, to Oct 3, 2021.
- In January 2021, ahead of the fifth season premiere, TNT renewed the series for a sixth and final season.
Animal Kingdom is an American crime drama TV series based on the 2010 Australian movie of the same name. The series debuted on TNT on June 14, 2016. Season 5 comprising 13 episodes aired from July 11, 2021, to Oct 3, 2021. The series features a 17-year-old boy, Joshua “J” Cody who, after the death of his mother, moves in with his alienated relatives, the Codys, a criminal family governed by matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody. Animal Kingdom has been one of the most successful shows on TNT over the years. Sadly, season 6 will be the final chapter of the Cody family story. So, when will the final season premiere on TNT? Who will star in it? What plot will it follow? Here’s what we know about Animal Kingdom Season 6.
Is there an official release date for Animal Kingdom Season 6?
On Oct 8, 2021, TNT released the teaser for the sixth and final season. You can watch it here.
As per it, Season 6 of “Animal Kingdom” will premiere at some point in 2022. However, the exact release date hasn’t been revealed.
— Animal Kingdom (@AnimalKingdom) October 4, 2021
Animal Kingdom normally follows a summer schedule, with new episodes from May to August. However, Season 5 aired from July to October. As per Devidiscourse, Animal Kingdom season 6 will contain 13 episodes and is set to premiere in summer 2022. So, it is quite possible that the final chapter of Cody’s story returns in May 2022 on TNT.
Animal Kingdom Season 6 Plot
Before the start of the fifth season, series star Shawn Hatosy who plays the oldest Cody son Andrew “Pope” Cody reveals via Twitter that the talented writers will end the series on a satisfactory note. It means that all the questions that remained unanswered in the previous seasons will get answered.
At the end of Season 5, the police finally discover the body of Catherine Blackwell (Daniella Alonso), the wife of the late Barry “Baz” Blackwell, J’s biological father and Smurf’s adopted son.
Catherine is killed in the first season when Pope suffocates her for stealing money from Smurf after an awkward seduction attempt on Catherine’s part. Catherine’s body is discovered planted in a new housing development connected to the Codys. This news will make the main plot point for the next season.
On the other hand, J and Deran finally work on a plan to lead the Cody gang after Smurf’s death. Craig’s drug addiction results in trouble with his series-long love, Renn finally leaving him.
So, the final chapter is going to be a fierce chapter and it will be interesting to see who gets the charge of Cody’s criminal empire.
Who will star in Animal Kingdom Season 6?
With so many loopholes yet to be filled, season 6 will see all lead characters returning for one final time. It’s quite possible that Leila George will return as the younger Smurf. Andrew “Pope” Cody (Shawn Hatosy), Craig Cody (Ben Robson), and Deran Cody (Jake Weary will definitely return.
Finn Cole as J will lead the proceedings in the final season. We might also see Jon Beavers (young Jake Dunmore) and Rigo Sanchez (young Manny) returns in the flashback to give a conclusive end to the series.
Most of you would think why Leila George is playing Smurf. Well, as you know, the elder Smurf, played by Ellen Barkin, is shown dead in Season 4’s climax. So she’ll not appear anymore. Instead, Leila George is cast in Season 5 as the younger Smurf (Janine Cody).
So, this is all about Animal Season 6 so far. We will revise this post when we get new updates.
Where to watch Animal Kingdom?
In the United States, you can watch the previous four seasons of the show on Amazon Prime Video. Season 5 will release in summer 2022. Season 5 is currently available to buy or rent on iTunes and Amazon.
In India, Australia and many other regions, all five seasons are available to stream on Netflix as per Unogs.