‘Animal Kingdom’ and ‘Angie Tribeca’ Earn New Season Renewals

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A scene from TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ season 2 (Photo by Eddy Chen)

TNT and TBS have renewed both the comedy series Angie Tribeca and the edgy drama Animal Kingdom for new seasons. Animal Kingdom earned its third season order weeks prior to the show’s season two finale which is set for August 29, 2017. Season three will debut sometime in 2018. Angie Tribeca, created by Steve and Nancy Carell, picked up its fourth season order after ranking among the top 10 cable comedies. The fourth season will consist of 10 new episodes and will air in 2018.

Animal Kingdom‘s second season has been averaging 4.8 viewers, and is on the top 10 list of adult dramas on basic cable. The series is executive produced by John Wells, Jonathan Lisco, Christopher Chulack, and Etan Frankel, and was inspired by the film of the same name from writer/director David Michod. Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra star.

“The Cody family’s drama keeps bringing more and more viewers back for more,” stated Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “Animal Kingdom has earned its place among a very select group of cable dramas that continue to grow audiences thanks to superior writing and storytelling.”

Angie Tribeca‘s adding Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) to the cast for season four. The season three cast was led by Rashida Jones and included Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andrée Vermeulen.

Angie Tribeca Plot: Angie Tribeca follows a squad of committed LAPD detectives who investigate the most serious cases. At the center is Angie Tribeca, a lone-wolf detective played by Rashida Jones. Hayes MacArthur is her partner, Jay Geils. Jere Burns plays the squad’s apoplectic lieutenant. Helping solve each complex case are detective Danny Tanner, played by Deon Cole; Dr. Monica Scholls, the brilliant, bespectacled medical examiner played by Andrée Vermeulen; and detective David Hoffman, Tanner’s K9 German Shepard partner played by Jagger.

Animal Kingdom Plot: In season one of Animal Kingdom, 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole) moved in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother overdoses on heroin. He finds himself in the care of his estranged grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody (Ellen Barkin), a woman who rules her sons with a firm but, at times, emotionally incestuous hand. Her second in command is Barry “Baz” Blackwell (Scott Speedman), whose power and position in the family is threatened by the return of Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Smurf’s eldest son just released from prison. Smurf’s tough, impulsive middle son, Craig (Ben Robson), has a drug problem beginning to cloud his judgment and endanger the rest of the family, and Deran (Jake Weary), the troubled and suspicious “baby” of the family struggles with accepting his sexual identity. Hovering on the edge of this less-than-idyllic household are J’s girlfriend, Nicky Belmont (Molly Gordon) and Baz’s daughter, Lena. It isn’t long after J’s arrival that he finds his place within the dangerous family, a sense of belonging that he earns at the conclusion of season one.

As the second season opens, the Cody clan is back to their old ways and in the midst of a fun, high-adrenaline heist. But when things don’t go as planned, the family dynamics become more fractured than ever as some members advocate for independence from Smurf. Adding fuel to the fire is an external threat from Smurf’s past that has come back to haunt her.