Animal Kingdom Season 6: Potential release date and what we know so far

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Animal Kingdom is an American crime drama. The series revolves around the Cody family, which is a family of professional criminals. They maintain their life by indulging in criminal activities in Southern California.

The story includes Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his extended family after his mother’s death. The Cody family is controlled by a powerful matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody. The show was created by Jonathan Lisco under the TNT network.

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Will there be a Season 6 of Animal Kingdom?

Yes, Animal Kingdom Season 6 was already renewed in January 2021. It is confirmed that the story of the show will continue for one more
season. The first look of the new season was posted by the show’s official Twitter account in October 2021 which proves that the show is coming back for more. Check out the first look here:

The official Twitter account of Animal Kingdom tweeted about the show’s Season 6 on March 11 and 18 amping up the excitement level among the audience for the new season.

Animal Kingdom Season 6 Release Date

There is no official release date for Animal Kingdom Season 6 yet. It is being speculated that the network will release Animal Kingdom Season 6 in mid-2022. However, one thing that is confirmed is the fact that the series will release in 2022 itself.

How many episodes will there be in Animal Kingdom Season 6?

Animal Kingdom Season 6 will have 13 episodes following the tradition set by the last four seasons. The episodes will run for 45-55 minutes each.

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What can we expect from Animal Kingdom Season 6?

In Animal Kingdom Season 6, the Cody family will experience new dangers and challenges. After Season 5, the police find Catherine Blackwell’s dead body, the wife of Barry “Baz” Blackwell, J’s original father and Smurf’s adoptive son. After a failed seduction from Catherine’s side, Pope smothers her for laundering money from Smurf in the previous season.

Catherine’s body is found buried under a new project that is being built by Codys’. This information can be of value in the new season’s story. After Smurf’s death, J and Deran come to an agreement to co-lead the Cody family. Deran decides to help the gang to launder money with the help of his pub. And Craig becomes more addicted to heroin causing his girlfriend, Renn, to leave him. The sixth season will address these storylines.

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Where to watch Animal Kingdom?

Animal Kingdom Seasons 1 to 5 are available on Netflix, Apple TV+ and TNT.

Animal Kingdom Season 6 Cast

Till now no news has been confirmed about the addition of new cast members for the Animal Kingdom Season 6, but it is being speculated that new cast members might be added in the new season, along with original cast members. Sadly Janine Smurf, who was played by Ellen Barkin, is no longer alive and she may not be seen in season 6. However, she might make an appearance in flashbacks.

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The rest of the cast for the Animal Kingdom is: 

Shawn Hatosy as Andrew Cody or Pope
Jake Weary as Deran Cody
Ben Robson as Craig Cody
Christina Ochoa as Renn Randall
Finn Cole as Joshua Cody or J
Dichen Lachman as Frankie
Leila George as Janine
Rigo Sanchez as Manny
Jon Beavers as Jake
Scott Speedman as Barry
Reynaldo Gallegos as Pete Trujillo
Sohi Rodriguez as Mia Benitez

Will there be Animal Kingdom Season 7?

No. Animal Kingdom Season 6 will be the series’ final outing. The star of the show, Shawn Hatosy confirmed that there will be no Season 7 in a Twitter post last year.