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Animal Kingdom season 6: release date, cast, trailer and everything we know

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Animal Kingdom season 6 will mark the end of the line for the Cody boys as the TNT series comes to an end. TNT announced that season 6 would be the final season in January 2021, well in advance of the season 5 premiere that summer; it is one of many shows ending in 2022. Fans have had ample opportunity to prepare themselves for the thrilling conclusion but if the show has taught us anything over the years it’s to expect the unexpected.  

Here’s everything you need to know about Animal Kingdom season 6.

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Previewing Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 6

The sixth episode of season 6 is titled "Diamonds Are Forever" and it will air on July 10. 

Here's the synopsis of the episode: "The Cody's stage a jewel robbery. Craig and Deran are at odds. In 1992, Julia and Baz spend more time together."

Animal Kingdom season 6 premiered June 19 at 9 pm ET/PT on TNT. New episodes air Sunday nights and are available the next day on the TNT app. 

If you need to catch up on past episodes, you can stream previous seasons on the TNT app as well as on Prime Video.


Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 1: "1992"
"Gia visits the Codys with a job opportunity; J schemes finances; Deran learns new renters are disrupting the neighbourhood; Craig struggles with sobriety and co-parenting Nick under Renn's monitored visitation."

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 2: "Rise"
"J holds a family meeting, on the hunt for a new attorney; Pope refuses to sell his vacant lot; Deran embraces his clout; Craig's sobriety is challenged; in 1992, Smurf and Andrew meet with a lawyer; Julia struggles to be heard in the family."

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 3: "Pressure and Time"
"Deran and Pope search for Craig; J tries to sell Gia's diamonds; much to Smurf's displeasure, Julia gets a job at the mall and Andrew embraces church."

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 4: "Inside Man"
"J gets to know the new attorney while Craig scouts a potential new job; Deran hangs out with a guy from out of town; Pope helps a kid at the skate park; in 1992, Baz visits Andrew's church."

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 5: "Covet"
"The Codys prep for the next job in present day; a reluctant Andrew, Baz and Julia do a job for Smurf in 1992"

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 6: "Diamonds are Forever"
Airdate: July 10, 2022

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 7: "Incognito"
Airdate: July 17, 2022

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 8: "Revelation"
Airdate: July 24, 2022

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 9: "Gethsemane"
Airdate: July 31, 2022

Animal Kingdom season 6 episode 10: "Clink"
Airdate: August 7, 2022

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What is Animal Kingdom season 6 about?

Here’s the official season 6 description from TNT: 

"In the final season of Animal Kingdom, the Cody boys discover that they can’t outrun their past. With their empire expanding, a cold case investigation sets off a series of events that puts the entire family in jeopardy. Revenge, betrayal and a reckoning with long forgotten violence leads to an explosive conclusion six seasons in the making."

Animal Kingdom was originally based on the 2010 Australian movie of the same name that starred Jackie Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn and Guy Pearce. The show has obviously expanded on what the movie covered across its six seasons.

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Who’s in the Animal Kingdom season 6 cast? 

Animal Kingdom was dealt a major blow after losing Ellen Barkin’s "Smurf," the Cody family matriarch, in season 4, but her presence is still felt even in death. Shawn Hatosy (Andrew "Pope" Cody), Jake Weary (Deran Cody), Ben Robson (Craig Cody) and Finn Cole (Joshua "J" Cody), who also plays Michael in Peaky Blinders, are all set to return in the final season to bring the saga to an end.    

Animal Kingdom season 6 trailer 

The first teaser for Animal Kingdom season 6 is enough to get hearts pounding ahead of the June 19 season premiere. 

The official trailer offers a deeper look at what's coming in the final season. 

How to watch Animal Kingdom season 6 

Animal Kingdom is a TNT original series that airs on TNT and the TNT app. TNT is generally included in most cable subscription packages. If you’ve cut the cord, there are lots of ways you can tune in. TNT is available on Roku, FuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, XBOX and Chromecast.

In the UK, only the first three seasons of Animal Kingdom are available on Prime Video, following Prime Video not renewing its license to stream new episodes of the series after season 3. That means those in the UK wanting to watch Animal Kingdom may be best to use a virtual private network, or VPN; we recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Sarabeth Pollock
Sarabeth Pollock


Sarabeth joined the Watch to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts a podcast dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She’s also very close to realizing her lifelong dream of publishing a novel.