Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom


ANIMAL KINGDOM centres on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole, PEAKY BLINDERS), as he moves to a Southern California beach town to live with his estranged grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody (Ellen Barkin, HAPPYISH) and “her boys”, after his mother suffers a fatal overdose. Led by the hardened and tenacious "Smurf" and her right-hand, adopted son Baz (Scott Speedman, Underworld) who runs the business and calls the shots, the family includes the menacing Pope Cody (Shawn Hatosy, SOUTHLAND), the eldest and fresh out of prison; hyperactive middle son Craig Cody (Ben Robson, VIKINGS) who is considered the most fearless; and the troubled and suspicious “baby” of the family, Deran Cody (Jake Weary, It Follows). Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than J might be able to handle.


  • S2 - Episode 13


    When Smurf (Ellen Barkin) realizes she may be in jail a lot longer than expected, she pits her sons against one another – the consequences be damned in the season finale episode.

  • S2 - Episode 12

    "You Will Be Gutted"

    With Smurf (Ellen Barkin) in jail, Baz (Scott Speedman) makes his move to run the family; but his brothers have other plans.

  • S2 - Episode 11

    "The Leopard"

    Baz (Scott Speedman) puts his plan to take down Smurf (Ellen Barkin) in motion as Marco (Joseph Julian Soria) cashes in a favor with Craig (Ben Robson) and Deran (Jake Weary). Meanwhile, Pope (Shawn Hatosy) seeks the truth behind the reasons for Catherine's (Daniella Alonso) death.

  • S2 - Episode 10


    As Craig (Ben Robson) leads the boys and Nicky (Molly Gordon) in pirating the yacht, Smurf (Ellen Barkin) tries to find out who robber her. Meanwhile, Baz (Scott Speedman) considers what life would be like without Smurf calling all the shots.

  • S2 - Episode 9


    When Baz (Scott Speedman) bows out of the yacht heist, Craig (Ben Robson) and Deran (Jake Weary) consider their options. Meanwhile, Baz recruits J (Finn Cole ) for a more personal job.

  • S2 - Episode 8


    As the cops press Amy (Jennifer Landon) about the church robbery, Pope (Shawn Hatosy) diverts their suspicions. And while Craig (Ben Robson) plans an unusual heist of his own, Baz (Scott Speedman) tails Smurf (Ellen Barkin) to find out what she's really hiding.

  • S2 - Episode 7


    The boys consider how far they'll go to help Smurf (Ellen Barkin) eliminate Javi (Alex Meraz). Shaken by what's happened, Nicky (Molly Gordon) and J (Finn Cole) get closer. Meanwhile, Baz (Scott Speedman) shares new information with Pope (Shawn Hatosy) about Catherine's (Daniella Alonso) disappearance.

  • S2 - Episode 6

    "Cry Havoc"

    As Javi (Alex Meraz) ratchets up the pressure on Smurf (Ellen Barkin), she enlists J (Finn Cole) to help her. Confronted by a secret Catherine (Daniella Alonso) kept from him, Baz (Scott Speedman) clashes with Pope (Shawn Hatosy) in the wake of the MegaChurch job.

  • S2 - Episode 5

    "Forgive Us Our Trespasses"

    As the boys put the MegaChurch heist in motion, Craig (Ben Robson) has second thoughts. Meanwhile, Javi (Alex Meraz) surprises Smurf (Ellen Barkin) for a visit.

  • S2 - Episode 4

    "Broken Boards"

    With the bar set to open, Deran (Jake Weary) frets about telling Smurf (Ellen Barkin) about it. Meanwhile, Pope (Shawn Hatosy) and Amy (Jennifer Landon) go on a date, while Nicky (Molly Gordon) must choose between Craig (Ben Robson) and J (Finn Cole).

  • S2 - Episode 3

    "Bleed For It"

    While Smurf takes J (FINN COLE) to the desert, Baz visits Lucy (CAROLINA GUERRA) in Mexico and Pope (SHAWN HATOSY) bonds with Amy (JENNIFER LANDON) from the Megachurch.

  • S2 - Episode 2


    As Smurf adjusts to being sidelined, the boys scope out their next job. Meanwhile Baz (SCOTT SPEEDMAN) investigates Catherine’s disappearance.

  • S2 - Episode 1

    "Eat What You Kill”

    In the season premiere, a risky heist misfires and the boys blame Smurf (ELLEN BARKIN), sending shockwaves through the family.

  • S1 - Episode 10

    "What Have You Done"

    Puzzled by Catherine's disappearance, Baz hunts down all leads. With J caught in the middle, the cops close in on the Codys and threaten to take them all down in the season finale.

  • S1 - Episode 9

    "Judas Kiss"

    While the Codys go after the biggest score of their lives, the cops put J in an impossible position. Catherine triggers Smurf's suspicions when she comes over to make amends, so Smurf sends Pope to investigate.

  • S1 - Episode 8

    "Man In"

    Tensions run high as the Codys prepare for their big heist. Catherine gets a shock and must decide what's best for her family, while J faces pressure from the cops.

  • S1 - Episode 7

    "Goddamn Animals"

    While Smurf takes care of unfinished business, Craig and Deran throw a party at the house. Forced to accelerate his timetable, Baz takes the final step in his long con. J makes a dangerous mistake.

  • S1 - Episode 6

    "Child Care"

    When Pope tests positive for drugs, Smurf does what it takes to keep the family intact. Baz gets his brothers to rob a house as part of his larger plan. J discovers the plan and faces a moral dilemma.

  • S1 - Episode 5

    "Flesh is Weak"

    When Deran won't come home, Pope goes to extreme measures. Baz gets an idea for the Codys' next job. J goes out with his teacher, while Smurf confronts her past.

  • S1 - Episode 4

    "Dead to Me"

    As the boys gear up for Pope's birthday, Smurf wants to know if they're playing by her rules. J learns more about his mother's estrangement from the family.

  • S1 - Episode 3

    "Stay Close, Stick Together"

    While Craig recovers from a wound, Baz and Craig deal with some old associates down in Mexico. Meanwhile, strapped for cash, Pope takes charge and ropes Deran and J into a job without Smurf's knowledge. Threatened by J's participation, Deran sends him a terrifying message.

  • S1 - Episode 2

    "We Don't Hurt People"

    The Codys must deal with the aftermath of the heist as they discover all did not go as planned. Smurf dispatches her boys to tie up loose ends, but her efforts are complicated by Baz and Pope's growing rivalry. As Pope gets increasingly volatile, J finds himself in the middle.

  • S1 - Episode 1


    After his mother dies of a heroin overdose, Joshua 'J' Cody moves in with his estranged grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody in Southern California. He finds himself drawn into a dark world funded by criminal activities that he's been shielded from for years, as she and his uncles plan their upcoming heist. J must prove his loyalty to stay alive, all the while learning that Smurf is the intense, beguiling, and complicated matriarch, who rules over "her boys" with a borderline incestuous love.

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