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Animal Kingdom 

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Centers on a Southern California family, whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities.

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Jonathan Lisco
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Tuesday, August 21

J realizes the dangers of balancing his role in the family against his personal ambitions. Frankie opens up new doors for Craig. Smurf offers the boys the independence they been asking ...


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Tuesday, August 14

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Series cast summary:
Ellen Barkin ...  Janine 'Smurf' Cody 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Shawn Hatosy ...  Andrew 'Pope' Cody 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Ben Robson ...  Craig Cody 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Jake Weary ...  Deran Cody 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Finn Cole ...  Joshua 'J' Cody 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Molly Gordon ...  Nicky 30 episodes, 2016-2018
Carolina Guerra ...  Lucy 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Aamya Deva Keroles ...  Lena 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Scott Speedman ...  Barry 'Baz' Blackwell 25 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious "baby" of the family.

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Bad is bred

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Kingdom See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The original Australian film is loosely based on the Melbourne crime scene in the 1980s, and the Pettingills crime family. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Sarah Silverman/Shawn Hatosy/Alt-J (2017) See more »

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19 May 2016 | by newtideSee all my reviews

OK so the movie was absolute class. Sheer genius in every sense. But the thing is it was never going to reach the mass market.

This show is both fun, dark and exiting. Yes the material is very similar to the original movie, but it's not trying to be something different. The masses won't watch the original movie because it's Australian and too heavy. Haters are gonna hate, but I would urge them to remember that very little material is original out there. Nowadays almost everything is an adaptation. This the perfect adaptation for the mass market who simply don't want to sit through one heavy, dark as hell feature, they want a recurring show, they want to get to know the characters. If this does its job properly it will have viewers turning to the feature film in between the first and second season...

As you can tell I loved this adaptation as much as i loved the original feature, almost more because it was fun. I want fun. I want well executed television and I felt that I was given just that.

I advise you try it out for yourself. You're either gonna switch off or turn back on so what's the worst that can happen!?


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