January 14, 2021

TNT announced today that Animal Kingdom has been picked up for a sixth and final season. The news comes ahead of the drama's long-awaited fifth season, which was ordered back in July 2019 but delayed due to the ongoing global pandemic.

The hour-long series has been a solid performer for the cable network. It has impressively continued to grow its audience, reaching 27 million viewers for Season 4 and ranking in the Top 10 cable dramas among viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

Animal Kingdom follows a teenager who moves in with his tough, rule-breaking relatives in Southern California after his mom dies from a heroin overdose. When the family wants to bring him into the fold, he is not necessarily ready for the trouble that comes along with it.

It was confirmed today that Season 5 will air this summer, which leaves Season 6 to likely premiere in 2022.