Will Animal Kingdom return for season 6? The fate of the TNT series explored
Since Animal Kingdom premiered on TNT in 2016, the drama series has grown into one of the channel’s most popular titles, even achieving an impressive 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
In 2021, the series returned to our screens for Season 5, but as the weeks went by, fans began to look to the future of the drama developed by Jonathan Lisco.
But will Animal Kingdom return to TNT for season 6 for more dramatic twists?
Animal Kingdom season 5 recap
Season 5 of Animal Kingdom aired on TNT on July 11, 2021, several months later than initially planned due to filming delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The season has been full of twists and turns as the Cody family have had to contend with the tragic loss of Smurf, the family’s matriarch.
After facing the chaos that followed, the remaining Codys turned their attention to the family’s biggest heist, a harbor raid with a potential of $ 1.2 million.
In the season finale on October 3, the gang manages to pull off the heist without a hitch, and as Cody’s team celebrates a job well done, the police make a disturbing find.
At Cabrillo Circle Development, they find Catherine’s body after her disappearance at the end of Season 1.
Will Animal Kingdom return for season 6?
Yes, it has already been confirmed that Animal Kingdom will indeed return to TNT for Season 6.
The announcement came in January 2021, even before Season 5 aired.
However, alongside the renewal of Season 6, the news also came that the sixth installment would also be the final season of Animal Kingdom.
Filming for season 6 reportedly began in March 2021 and ended three months later in June according to IMDb.
A season 6 trailer has already been posted on the show’s social media, confirming that the new season will arrive in 2022.
The previous five seasons of Animal Kingdom have all aired in the summer and we’d expect the same this time around, but Season 6’s quick filming schedule may suggest an earlier release date.
Fans can’t wait to see season 6
Following the release of the Season 5 finale, Animal Kingdom fans were quick to express their desire for Season 6, with many taking to social media to share their thoughts.
A fan on Twitter wrote: “I have never been so excited for something but so totally devastated by the end of something… Please let us know the date so we can start a countdown. on our calendars! THANK YOU ”
While another fan added: “I’m happy for next season, I’m not happy it’s the last season”
This fan commented: “I can’t wait but I’m so disappointed that this is the last season. Can’t we continue PLEASE! “
And finally, this fan summed up his feelings on Animal Kingdom ending as a gif:
Animal Kingdom season 5 ended on TNT on Sunday October 3, 2021 while season 6 is expected in 2022.
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