Animal Kingdom (2016– )
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Pilot 

A 17-year-old boy moves in with his grandmother and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs.

Director:

John Wells

Writers:

David Michôd (based on the Australian motion picture "Animal Kingdom" written by), Jonathan Lisco (teleplay by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Molly Gordon ... Nicky
Ryan Dorsey ... Tommy
Karen Malina White ... Dina
Conrad Bluth ... Lucas
Yves Bright ... Richard (Yuppie Surfer)
Javier Calderon Javier Calderon ... Detective
Mark Kubr ... Man Outside Bar
Christian Lyon ... Paramedic
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Storyline

A 17-year-old boy moves in with his grandmother and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oceanside, California, USA

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Warner Horizon Television See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Remake of the 2010 Australian film of the same name starring James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Sullivan Stapleton, Joel Edgerton and Guy Pearce. Jacki Weaver received international acclaim and her first Academy Award nomination as matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody. See more »

Goofs

When J is in the shower and preparing to get out, he reaches for a towel and a cameraman can be seen squatting in the bottom left of the screen inside the shower with him. See more »

Quotes

Barry 'Baz' Blackwell: [to J] Your mom just died, man. It's a free pass.
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Connections

Follows Animal Kingdom (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

16wa Saal
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Performed by Minhar Ul Hassan
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Compelling, Intense, Broody
30 September 2016 | by mad_man_moonSee all my reviews

This show actually came out of nowhere for me, but on first helping I'm all in.

In England this was just signed up by Amazon as an 'exclusive' and, unlike their recent 'original' (the collection) this (from TNT in the states) is actually really rather good on all accounts. It's a medium burn affair and has (to my ridiculously poor memory) more in common with Point Break than the original film. Where the film was brutal and unforgiving (emotionally, mainly, but also physically) this is a slightly more laid back affair on the whole, but there's an underlying brooding ... perhaps that's the sound work, but credit to all performances.

Through the washed out lens we're already given a slight haze, and through the lens of Finn Cole's "J" we're given more haze. He's shaken, though, and major adjustments are all we're seeing for him.

Where this goes next I am actually really begging to find out, and hope that the tone and intensity (of key performances) can be kept up.

Highly recommend watching this first episode, I have an inkling that the whole thing will be worth it.


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