'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 on TNT: Date, plot, cast, trailer and latest buzz around crime drama

'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 on TNT: Date, plot, cast, trailer and latest buzz around crime drama
Official poster of 'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 (TNT)

If there’s a list of the shows that have managed to capture the imagination of viewers over the years, then TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ is surely going to be in the top five. Starting in 2016, the show quickly became one of the most-watched series on the network and garnered positive reviews from the critics as well as the audiences.

So, it doesn’t come as a shock that the show continues to enjoy a successful run on the network and ended its Season 5 with a bang last year. However, every good thing must come to an end and it’s time for the Cody Boys to take their final journey in the world of crime. TNT is set to come out with the sixth and final season of the show in June 2022 and gives fans an opportunity to have one last thrilling ride with the Codys.



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The ending of Season 5 turned out to be a bittersweet one. Every member of the Cody Family survived and sat together at the dinner table. They agreed on a new plan for how they will be laundering all the cash. They raised their drinks and repeat Smurf’s toast “May we get what we want, and never what we deserve”. However, the discovery of Catherine Blackwell’s body in the ending moment of the Season 5 finale means things are going to get really dangerous for the Cody Family, especially Pope (Shawn Hatosy).

Will the Cody Boys be able to come out alive from the upcoming blizzard? Or they’ll end up being the victims. Here’s everything you need to know about the final season of ‘Animal Kingdom’.


Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary), and Joshua (Finn Cole) in 'Animal Kingdom' (TNT)

When does ‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 6 release and where can you watch it?

The sixth and final season of the TNT drama will be premiering exclusively on Sunday, June 19, at 9 pm EST. The title of the season premiere episode is ‘1992’. You can watch TNT live and on-demand using any of the following TV streaming services: Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV. 


What is ‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 6 all about?

The official synopsis reads, “In the final season of ‘Animal Kingdom’, the Cody boys discover that they can’t outrun their past. With their empire expanding, a cold case investigation sets off a series of events that puts the entire family in jeopardy. Revenge, betrayal, and a reckoning with long-forgotten violence lead to an explosive conclusion six seasons in the making.”

Thankfully, in the final episode of Season 5, every member of the Cody Family - Pope, Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary), and Joshua (Finn Cole) – survived after the heist. They managed to get the money and got it stacked in the storage unit. It was Pope who killed Catherine after she failed to convince him that she never planned to turn him and his family to the cops.

But the discovery of her body makes everything problematic for the Cody Family, especially Pope.


Who stars in ‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 6?

All the original cast members are returning for the sixth and final season. Shawn Hatosy will be reprising the role of Pope while Ben Robson, Jake Weary, and Joshua will return to portray Craig Cody, Deran Cody, and Joshua “J” Cody respectively.

Shawn Hatosy

Hatosy, who is considered to be a character actor by many, began his professional journey in the mid-90s. Interestingly, he appeared in a lot of teen comedies and dramas when he started his career. The actor played supporting roles in movies such as ‘Home for the Holidays’, ‘All Over Me’, and ‘In & Out’.


Shawn Hatosy attends the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)


Meanwhile, on the side of Television, he has been a part of several high-profile titles like ‘Law & Order’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘CSI’, ‘Dexter’, ‘Criminal Minds’, and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’. Since 2016, he has been a part of ‘Animal Kingdom’ and received a lot of praise for his acting.

Other actors to feature in the show include Leila George (Young Smurf), Scott Speedman (Barry “Baz” Blackwell), Jasper Polish (Julia), Daren (Young Baz), and Stevie Lynn Jones as Penny.



Based on the Australian movie of the same name, the series has been developed for television by Jonathan Lisco.

Lisco, Terry Murph, Douglas S. Ornstein, Jinny Howe, Andrew Stearn, and Llewellyn Wells are producers of the series. Meanwhile, Liz Watts, John Wells, David Michod, Christopher Chulack, Etan Frankel, and Megan Martin serve as executive producers on the show.


Latest Buzz

TNT just dropped the first trailer for the final season and it promises to be another thrilling ride for viewers. In the action-packed clip, we learn that not only is Denis Leary back as Deran’s father Billy but against all odds, so is Scott Speedman as the late Baz. The trailer also gives us a hint that Craig and Renn’s son Nick will be abducted by someone. On the other hand, Detective Thompson is ready to go to extreme lengths in proving that Pope killed Catherine.

It’ll be interesting to see how Pope and the entire Cody Family get out of this situation.




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