Animal Kingdom season 5: New Release Date, Teaser, Plot, Cast, and Spoilers

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Netflix’s Animal kingdom season 5 is on the line to release soon. This high-end American crime drama by Jonathan Lisco and initially written by David Michod has given rise to a family-friendly drama that revolves around a teenager’s journey after the death of his mother. Although, Animal kingdom gets more of a mystery when the teenager starts to get an idea of criminal activities around him. 

After releasing Animal Kingdom season 4 successfully in 2019, the next season went for renovation on Netflix. But, there is no news of the new release date of Animal Kingdom season 5. Is it canceled or postponed? Well! Let’s find out?

What is the Animal Kingdom season 5 new release date? 

In late 2019, Netflix declared the forthcoming of Animal Kingdom season 5 in May 2020. However, up until now, there has been no official update concerning the delay or cancellation of season 5. Although, according to several platforms, on 16 March 2020, seeking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, production of the Animal kingdom has gone on a break. That’s right! Even Netflix has put the status of Animal kingdom season 5 to “Coming soon.”

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It means that until further notice from the production’s end, Animal Kingdom season 5 is not coming. 

Is there an Animal Kingdom season 5 trailer?

No, for now, Netflix has released the Animal Kingdom season 5 announcement video. Here’s a glimpse of it:

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Let us know your reviews in the comment section. 

What is the Animal Kingdom plot?

In the early stage, the Animal Kingdom plot seems to revolve around a teenager whose mother dies. He then goes to live with Cody Family, which has somehow twisted. By season 4, the plot of Animal Kingdom has become more complex as the audience gets to know the Cody family at an emotional level. To begin with, there are several characters in this crime drama. 

Let’s take a look at the cast of Animal kingdom:

  • Ellen Barkin appears as Janine Cody. He is J’s grandmother, who is somehow weird by nature.
  • Scott Speedman is appearing as Barry Backwell, who is Smurf’s adopted son.
  • Shawn Hatosy as Andrew Pope Cody, who is mentally ill and the oldest son of the Cody family.
  • Ben Robson also appears as Craig Cody.
  • Jake Weary appears as Deran Cody.
  • Furthermore, Finn Cole is playing Joshua “J” Cody
  • Daniella Alonso is playing Catherine Blackwell


Is Animal Kingdom season 4 out?

Yes. Animal Kingdom season 4 had aired on Netflix in May 2019. In the event that you are wondering what happens in Animal Kingdom season 4. Here are some spoilers for you!
To begin with, by the finale of season 4, Smurf dies. Not only this, but Gia also refuses to do business with J. How does Smurf die? Well! That’s a big element of curiosity. Here’s a fun fact. Grandson Joshua shoots Smurf Cody. Although the survival history of Janine Cody during suicide mission what full of action and mysterious for the audience. But, the death of Smurf left everyone grief-stricken. 

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In the finale of Animal Kingdom season 4, the Cody family gathers for the funeral and memorial of Smurf Cody. At the memorial, Angela comes to find out that his brother is free and comes to kill her at the hands of the Pope.

Furthermore, Later in the last episode, Angela finally comes across face-to-face with Mike (her brother) who was surprisingly not into hurting Angela in any way. Not only this but he also says to her that he is not going to mess with her as she now accompanies the Cody Family. Which according to the plot, involved in several criminal activities.

For your reference, here is a list of episodes you must view:

Animal Kingdom season 4 Episodes list

  1. Janine
  2. Angela
  3. Man Vs. Rock
  4. Tank
  5. Reap
  6. Into the Black
  7. Know Thy Enemy
  8. Ambo
  9. SHTF
  10. Exit Strategy
  11. Julia
  12. Ghosts
  13. Smurf

Animal Kingdom Critic response

Although, the ratings of Animal Kingdom on Netflix for all seasons have remained constant. There are some not so good reviews of the Animal Kingdom that come into the spotlight. For instance, according to some audiences, this show is very predictable. Apparently, the storyline of the show is not at all brand-new. Even then, the show received 93% audience approval on Google. 

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In conclusion, Animal Kingdom season 5 is coming soon, maybe by the end of 2020 or early 2021. Although, we are excited anyway. Thus, Stay tuned with us for swift updates on the show. Hence, Bookmark this reading for the upcoming spoilers. 


  1. Wow…. Surely you can not expect to be taken seriously when repeated messages to yourself about grevious errors being included in your synopsis of TNT’s Animal Kingdom have been ignored. At this time I will attempt to point out the worst of the errors in hopes a more brief message than previous will be found more appealing…
    ANIMAL KINGDOM is NOT a Netflix Production, but rather a TNT production


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