EXCLUSIVE: Animal Kingdom has lost its UK broadcaster. Sources are telling TVWise that Amazon Prime Video has opted not to renew their licensing agreement for the Ellen Barkin fronted drama. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution handles global sales.
Amazon Prime Video UK originally acquired the series back in 2016 and, beginning with season two, they made episodes available within 24 hours of their US broadcast on TNT. Eagle eyed fans were quick to notice that season four didn’t appear on the streaming service late last last month as expected. No word on why they opted not to renew.
Animal Kingdom follows 17-year-old Josh, who moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies and is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess. But after Josh discovers that it’s all being funded by criminal activities, it suddenly becomes clear to him that joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle. The drama series is produced by Warner Horizon Television and stars Ellen Barkin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Sohvi Rodriguez and Emily Deschanel.
In season four, Smurf (Barkin) is back on top reminding her boys who’s boss no matter whom she hurts in the process. Trapped with Smurf and becoming increasingly unhinged, Pope (Hatosy) has found new and dangerous ways to deal with his anger. J (Cole) continues to scheme about how to take over the family business, Craig (Robson) plots one of their most difficult heists and Deran (Weary) is worried about his future with Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark). As always, outsiders move in to threaten the Cody’s fragile peace, including Angela (Deschanel), the former best friend of J’s deceased mother and a recovering junkie, who tries to snake her way back into the family’s good graces. A new criminal crew is also introduced with a surprising connection to the Codys.