‘Animal Kingdom’ Episode Guide (July 19): J Makes a Perilous Error

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‘Animal Kingdom’ Episode Guide (July 19): J Makes a Perilous Error

“Godd–n Animals” (07/19/16) – While Smurf takes care of unfinished business, Craig and Deran throw a party at the house. Forced to accelerate his timetable, Baz takes the final step in his long con. J makes a dangerous mistake.

“Godd–n Animals” was directed by Tim Southam and written by Eliza Clark.

TNT’s “Animal Kingdom,” the network’s bold new drama starring Emmy(R) and Tony(R) winner Ellen Barkin (“Sea of Love,” “This Boy’s Life,” “Oceans 13”), Scott Speedman (“The Strangers,” “The Vow”), Shawn Hatosy (“Southland,” “Reckless”), Ben Robson (“Vikings,” “Dracula: The Dark Prince”), Jake Weary (“Pretty Little Liars,” “It Follows”), Finn Cole (“Peaky Blinders,” “An Inspector Calls”), Daniella Alonso (“Revolution”) and Molly Gordon (“Love the Coopers,” “Ithaca”).

“Animal Kingdom” centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin) and her right-hand Baz (Speedman), who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope (Hatosy), the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig (Robson), the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran (Weary), the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family. Also prominent are Nicky (Gordon), J’s steady girlfriend, and Catherine (Alonso), Baz’s de facto wife and the mother of their 3-year-old daughter, Lena.

It isn’t long before Josh is pulled into the family’s life of indulgence and excess, but he soon discovers that it’s all being funded by criminal activities. Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.

“Animal Kingdom” is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Emmy(R) winner John Wells (TNT’s “Southland,” “ER,” “The West Wing,” “Shameless”) and Jonathan Lisco (TNT’s “Southland,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Damages,” “NYPD Blue”) serving as executive producers of the series, along with Etan Frankel (“Shameless,” “Southland”) and Christopher Chulack (“ER,” “Southland”).

Wells directed the pilot from a script by Lisco. Andrew Stearn (TNT’s “Southland,” “Shameless”) also executive-produced the pilot. The project is inspired by the award-winning feature film produced by Liz Watts and written & directed by David Michôd, who also serve as executive producers on the series.

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