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Animal Kingdom season 5: release dates, plot, cast and characters

Animal Kingdom season 5 has been anticipated by the fans since the last season. The renewal was announced in July and since then, the fans have been eagerly waiting. However, since the filming of the show was delayed from its schedule, the release date might be delayed too. The pandemic situation has made it difficult for many productions to take place. However, there is good news, the filming has begun again from the previous week. Animal Kingdom season 5 is likely to launch by early 2021.

This sequel is based on the Animal Kingdom by David Michod. The first season launched on June 14, 2016. Jonathan Lisco developed the show. The show has 4 seasons with 49 episodes. The original language is English. The family drama had received many positive reviews since the launch of the first season. The long wait will soon be over as the dysfunctional family will be back again next year.

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The show follows the life of the protagonist, Joshua Cody. He is a 17-year-old boy whose mother had died due to drug addiction. He has to now find ways to earn money for himself. Joshua does this by being part of small heists. Later on, he joins a criminal family who is controlled by Smurf, his grandmother. However, he realizes the family has some dark business going on and is being funded by criminal activities. Smurf takes up a job and assigns the work to her four sons. Along with this, detective Sandra Yates has kept a close watch on Joshua believing he can be the bait to transform the family and bring them down. The story is continued with more excitement and trouble on its way.

Cast and characters

The main cast from the previous seasons is expected to return for Animal Kingdom season 5.

Ellen Barkin as Janine Cody AKA Smurf

Shawn Hatosy as Pope

Ben Robson as Craig

Jake Weary as Deran

Finn Cole as Joshua

Rigo Sanchez as Manny

Scott Speedman as Barry

Sohi Rodriguez as Mia Benitez

Moreover, new and old faces are also expected to appear for this season.

Animal Kingdom season 5

The most ardently awaited Animal Kingdom season 5 is expected to launch by the end of this year or early 2021. However, the show has in their plate a lot of adventure and excitement coming in. It will be worth the wait for the fans of the show.


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