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The drama series Animal Kingdom follows a 17-year-old boy, Joshua "J" Cody, who moves into his estranged (and criminal) family's home after the death of his mother.

The Codys are led by matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody, who is protective of her family, which includes her sons Baz, Pope, Craig, and Deran.

The final season premiered on July 11, 2021.

Network: TNT

First Episode Date: June 14, 2016

Cast:

  • Ellen Barkin (Janine "Smurf" Cody)
  • Scott Speedman (Barry "Baz" Blackwell)
  • Shawn Hatosy (Andrew "Pope" Cody)
  • Ben Robson (Craig Cody)
  • Jake Weary (Deran Cody)
  • Finn Cole (Joshua "J" Cody)
  • Daniella Alonso (Catherine Blackwell)
  • Molly Gordon (Nicky Belmont)
  • Caroline Guerra (Lucy)
  • Sohvi Rodriguez (Mia Benitez)
  • Leila George (Young Janine "Smurf" Cody)
  • Jon Beavers (Young Jake)
  • Rigo Sanchez (Young Manny)

Where to Watch: Hulu

Latest Animal Kingdom News and Updates

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    Television

    Will "J" Cody End up Dead like His Father on 'Animal Kingdom'?

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    By Toni Sutton
  • J and Baz in a church on 'Animal Kingdom'.
    Television

    Is Baz Blackwell Actually J Cody's Father on 'Animal Kingdom'?

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    By Toni Sutton
  • Baz standing in his driveway on 'Animal Kingdom'.
    Television

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    Television

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    Television

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    By Chrissy Bobic
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    Television

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    Entertainment

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