EP_SoHo_Animal Kingdom_November 2016
New Zealand Premiere
Box Set Saturday 4 February 1.25pm Channel 010
Based on the Australian motion picture, Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama following 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town, and is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess.
Heading up the family is J's estranged grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, whom he's been shielded from for years. She is orbited by Baz, her relatively level-headed right-hand man whom she adopted when he was a teenager; Smurf's eldest son, the quietly menacing, mentally disturbed Pope, who has just gotten out of prison; her tough, hyperactive, recreational drug-using middle son, Craig; and the troubled and suspicious Deran, the "baby" of the family. Once J discovers that the family’s extravagant lifestyle is in fact being funded by criminal activities, it suddenly becomes clear to him that joining them comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.
Starring Ellen Barkin (This Boy’s Life), Scott Speedman (Felicity), Shawn Hatosy (Southland), Ben Robson (Vikings), Jake Weary (It Follows), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders), Daniella Alonso (Revolution), and Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers).