“He’s blood, baby. He’s in… ’til he proves he isn’t.”
Those aren’t exactly the words you’d expect a woman to say about her grandson, but in the world of TNT’s Animal Kingdom, that might be as warm and fuzzy as it gets.
The network announced today that the series — starring Ellen Barkin (The New Normal), Scott Speedman (Felicity) and Shawn Hatosy (Southland) — will premiere June 7.
Animal Kingdom centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Peaky Blinders’ Finn Cole), who moves to a Southern California beach town to live with his not-exactly-law-abiding family after his mother dies of a heroin overdose.
Guns, violence, robberies, exposed torsos and Barkin-esque badassery abound in the trailer.
Animal Kingdom is executive-produced by John Wells (ER, The West Wing) and Jonathan Lisco (Southland, Halt and Catch Fire, Damages, NYPD Blue), with the former directing and the latter writing the pilot. The series is “inspired” by the feature film of the same name.
No word yet on a premiere date for TNT’s other upcoming launch, the Michele Dockery vehicle Good Behavior, which is currently being eyed for the fall.
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