ANIMAL KINGDOM: Season 5, Episode 1 Plot Synopsis, Director, & Air Date [TNT]


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Animal Kingdom Season 5 Episode 1 Plot Synopsis

TNT‘s Animal Kingdom: Season 5, Episode 1 plot synopsis, director, and air date have been released.

Press Release

Sunday, July 11



“Animal Kingdom” Season 5 Premiere – 9pm ET/PT

In “Animal Kingdom” season five, Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary) and J (Finn Cole) are still dealing with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf’s death, including family members out for revenge. With their kingdom without a leader, the Cody family’s struggle to maintain their fragile alliance, and to see which of them will come out on top.

Meanwhile, they search for more information on Pamela Johnson whom Smurf made the beneficiary of her estate. And back in 1984, an increasingly volatile 29-year-old Smurf is forging her own path raising Pope and Julia and leading the charge on dangerous jobs with new and old friends.

Nick Copus directed the episode.


Animal Kingdom: Season 5 stars Shawn Hatosy, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Emily Deschanel, Ben Robson, Christina Ochoa, Jon Beavers, Scarlett Abinante, Houston Towe, and Leila George.

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