TNT's Animal Kingdom Returns for Season Three Tuesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
This summer, the infamous Cody family is back as TNT's hit drama Animal Kingdom returns for its third season. Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin stars as the matriarch of the Cody crime family, along with Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Emmy® nominee Denis Leary, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra. The third season of Animal Kingdom is slated to launch Tuesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.
In last season’s shocking cliffhanger, Baz (Speedman) was shot while on his way to Mexico after framing Smurf (Barkin) for murder. Season three opens with Smurf in jail and her grandson J (Cole) in charge of the family business. The Cody men find themselves increasingly divided as they fight for both control and their independence, but have to come together when outside threats emerge. Deran’s (Weary) drifter dad Billy (Leary) comes back to make amends, but may have other motives.
Season two of Animal Kingdom reached an average of 4.1 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms and was the only top 20 cable drama in 2017 to experience year-over-year ratings growth. Animal Kingdom’s momentum was seen on both linear and digital platforms, including a +61% increase in viewing from season one through TNT's website, mobile apps and connected devices, as well as a +17% lift in DVR viewing.
Animal Kingdom is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Emmy® winner John Wells serves as executive producer on the series. Animal Kingdom was developed for television by Jonathan Lisco and inspired by the award-winning feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, the upcoming One Day She’ll Darken (working title), Snowpiercer and Deadlier Than The Male (working title). TNT's premium non-fiction series include the upcoming Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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About Warner Horizon Scripted Television
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT, People of Earth for TBS, American Woman for Paramount Network, Famous in Love for Freeform, Fuller House and Longmire for Netflix, Krypton for SYFY, Queen Sugar and Love Is___ for OWN and You for Lifetime.