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Allanah Faherty

If you were a fan of Sons of Anarchy, then prepare yourself for TNT's upcoming new drama, Animal Kingdom. The series, which is based on the 2010 Australian film of the same name, will premiere in June and focuses on a family, led by their tough matriarch (sound familiar?) in Southern California.

Ellen Barkin will play 'Janine 'Smurf' Cody
Ellen Barkin will play 'Janine 'Smurf' Cody

The series is set to star Emmy and Tony Award-winner, Ellen Barkin, as the family Matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody, Scott Speedman (Underworld) as right-hand man Baz Brown, and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders) as Smurf's grandson Joshua "J" Cody. Shawn Hatosy (Southland), Ben Robson (Vikings), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars), Daniella Alonso (Revolution) and Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers) will also star.

Take a look at the latest promo for the series:

Check out the series synopsis:

Animal Kingdom centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Cole), 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 (Barkin) and her right-hand Baz (Speedman), who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope (Hatosy), the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig (Robson), the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran (Weary), the troubled, suspicious "baby" of the family. Also prominent are Nicky (Gordon), J's steady girlfriend, and Catherine (Alonso), Baz's de facto wife and the mother of their 3-year-old daughter, Lena.
It isn't long before Josh is pulled into the family's life of indulgence and excess, but he soon discovers that it's all being funded by criminal activities. Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.

'Animal Kingdom' will premiere on TNT on June 7.

Will you be tuning in to watch 'Animal Kingdom'?

Source: SpoilerTV


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