Indeed, the 2nd installment of Animal Kingdom was a success. At least, the target audience of the show was entirely satisfied. Let's take a look at some statistics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the current season of Animal Kingdom holds a score of 4.6/5 and a 97% approval rating among the viewers. In the meantime, according to Metacritic, the viewers have evaluated the recent round of the crime drama at 7.3/10. An overall score of Animal Kingdom on IMDb remains quite high, 8.1/10 > 11,000 votes.
The viewing figures were also steady. The premiere of Season 2 has garnered 1.19 million viewers with a 0.44 key demo (P18-49). However, yet by the end of the 2nd season, the figures have increased. The finale thereby has drawn 1.405 million viewers. As mentioned above, Animal Kingdom showcased a significant increase across other digital platforms, including a +11% lift in DVR viewing and +73% in comparison with Season 1. As a result, TNT had no other way but to renew Animal Kingdom for Season 3.
Recent NewsOn February 16, 2018, TNT announced that Sohvi Rodriguez and Damon Williams join Animal Kingdom in its third season. They both inked a deal with TNT for recurring roles. Rodriguez will appear in the show as Mia Trujillo, an attractive young woman raised in a gang, who is notorious thanks to her steep temper. Williams will play Clark Lincoln, a handsome motocross rider.
On February 27, 2018, TNT reported that the cable network had cast Denis Leary in Season 3 of Animal Kingdom. He will play Billy, Deran's drifter dad who Smurf kicked out years ago.
What's The Show Animal Kingdom About?If you have not yet watched this tense crime drama on TNT, please read a brief overview of Animal Kingdom below.
The story focuses on Joshua Cody, nicknamed "J," who has recently lost his mother because of a heroin overdose. Having no resources to provide himself, J was forced to enlist help to his grandma Janine, known as "Smurf." J was distanced from his grandma for years. However, the circumstances pushed him up to reunite with the rest members of his family. It turns out that J has four uncles, who live together with Smurf despite their adulthood. But J soon figured out why all of them have got together under one roof. In fact, Smurf and the guys are the members of a family gang, who provide themselves thanks to regular robberies.
Smurf is not a usual grandma, but instead the criminal mastermind and the self-proclaimed leader of the Cody Mob. J thereby found himself amid the whirlpool of events related to crime life of his family. J first tried to distance himself from the Cody family, but eventually, he has realized that he has no other chance than participating in the family business. Thanks to his wit and modesty, J managed to survive among his ruthless brothers. He has finally realized his role in the family and even found various opportunities for himself. However, it seems that he is the only smart Cody after Smurf, while his uncles are entirely reckless when alone. Nonetheless, J is one of the Cody and thus will have to follow the rules.
The Official Synopsis For Season 3According to the official synopsis, Season 3 of Animal Kingdom starts when Smurf is in jail, while J is managing the family business. The Cody brothers, meanwhile, are torn apart, struggling for the control of money and influence in the family. Despite the fact that each of them desires to be independent, the guys will have to get to gather in order to repel various outside threats. Deran's dad Billy returns this season to improve the things. However, he may have another motive.
Season 3 Release Date
At first, TNT scheduled the premiere for summer. It was quite an obvious decision due to the date of the show's debut. Suddenly, however, the cable network has changed its mind, and the release date thereby has been shifted to spring. As a result, Animal Kingdom will be returning for Season 3 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.