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[caption id="attachment_42304" align="aligncenter" width="532"] The cast of TNT's Animal Kingdom (l to r): Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Scott Speedman, Ellen Barkin, Ben Robson and Shawn Hatosy.Image courtesy of Turner press room.[/caption]
TNT's new crime drama, Animal Kingdom, is set Oceanside, CA. It is inspired by the 2010 Australian film of the same name, set in 1985 Melbourne.
The cast and crew took part in a panel yesterday, at the TCA winter press tour. Showrunner Jonathan Lisco, Executive Producer, John Wells, and star Ellen Barkin talked about respecting the source material, while making the Animal Kingdom TV series stand on its own.
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Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto star in Good Behavior, which TNT describes as a "seductive thriller." The Good Behavior TV series is executive produced by showrunner Chad Hodge, author Blake Crouch, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements.
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There is, as they say, nothing new under the sun – only variations and modified re-hashings. In the case of TNT’s upcoming drama series, Animal Kingdom, however, showrunner Jonathan Lisco has used the occasion of a panel for the Television Critics Association to set his show apart from its source material – the award-winning Australian film of the same name.
Released in 2010, Animal Kingdom was a loose dramatisation of events in Melbourne that occurred during the 1980s – largely centred on the Pettingill crime family. It starred Jacki Weaver as the terrifying matriarch, Smurf Cody, along with Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn and Guy Pearce, among others. It was written and directed by David Michod (The Rover), and the filmmaker will also serve as executive producer on this television version – as Jonathan Liscoe explained.
“[Film writer/director] David Michod and [producer] Liz Watts are involved in this TV show. I think David would say the inspiration for »
- Sarah Myles
Lady Mary, is that you? TNT has unveiled its upcoming 2016 slate, including trailers for its two new summer shows, Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom. The first stars the queen of Downton Abbey (sorry, Cora), Michelle Dockery, like you've never seen (or heard) her before. She plays a con artist recently released from prison with a country twang and a lot of demons who occasionally fakes blonde hair and entire identities to get what she wants. While back to her old ways, she gets caught up in a hit man's plan to murder someone's wife but, naturally, gets way too attracted to his dangerous vibes. Sexiness ensues! Animal Kingdom, based on the 2010 Australian movie, stars Ellen Barkin as the loyal matriarch in charge of a family of criminals, including her newly free-from-jail son (Shawn Hatosy) and, most important, a very-often-shirtless Scott Speedman, who heads the family "business." But with his »
- Dee Lockett
On Thursday, TNT unveiled a lengthy trailer for a few of its upcoming series. The video, which debuted at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, spends ample time introducing viewers to the dark worlds of Good Behavior, starring the Downton Abbey actress, and Animal Kingdom, featuring Ellen Barkin (The New Normal) and Scott Speedman (Felicity), among others.
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5 items from 2016
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