Animal Kingdom Season 7: TNT’s Drama Renewed or Canceled?
Animal Kingdom Season 6 finale aired on TNT on August 28, 2022. But has the story come to an end? Read on to know whether the show would return for Season 7.
Animal Kingdom is an American crime drama TV series based on the 2010 Australian movie of the same name. The series debuted on TNT on June 14, 2016. Despite its flaws, the crime drama series received applause from viewers and critics for more than six years. The final episode of the sixth season aired on August 28, 2022. Since then the fans are wondering if they have already witnessed the end of Codys’ story. Will there be Animal Kingdom Season 7? Here’s what we know.
Animal Kingdom will not return for Season 7
Codys’ story has come to an end after six seasons. The criminal drama series will not return for the seventh season. Ahead of the fifth season premiere, TNT announced that the series had been renewed for a sixth season. The same announcement also that Season 6 will also be the last chapter.
So, Animal Kingdom fans have seen the end of the story on August 28, 2022, when the finale of the sixth season aired on TNT. A 75-minute finale was total chaos and the fans thoroughly enjoyed it despite the death of several loving characters. Following the show, fans took to social media to share their thoughts:
Spent the last 75 minutes on the absolute edge of my seat!! What a finale for Animal Kingdom!! @ShawnHatosy is an absolutely phenomenal actor and deserves HUGE accolades for his performance!
— ezinger25 (@ezinger25) August 29, 2022
— Ryan in La Jolla (@Ryan_n_Laguna) August 29, 2022
— Hasilskilt (@Hasilkilt1) August 29, 2022
The parallels and callbacks with this scene. The water. The fire. The destruction. Whew. Visually this is … even if I hate the result. #AnimalKingdom pic.twitter.com/VRB3IA8riw
— 𝓙𝓪𝔃𝔃 🦋 (@bleuangel88) August 29, 2022
Animal Kingdom Season 7: Why the show has been canceled?
Neither showrunners nor TNT has disclosed the real reason why Animal Kingdom was canceled. As far as we understand, TNT ended the series due to its gradual shift to more unscripted programs.
Animal Kingdom has been one of the most popular shows for years on TNT with good viewership numbers. However, the network is gradually moving to more unscripted shows, and scrapping Animal Kingdom could be part of the plan.
Well, six seasons is a pretty good journey for a cable show. It’s challenging for cable shows to go on much longer than five years unless they are super successful like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.
It doesn’t seem that that cast and crew were happy with the show’s cancellation. The showrunner, Daniele Nathanson, told TV Fanatic, “Basically, I did not want the audience to feel that they were not given a worthy finale of something that we’ve all invested a lot of time in. In terms of the pressure, you know, of course!”
Daniele added, “I hope it’ll be remembered as an exciting, adrenaline-filled, fun show that is also a dark family drama that deals with intergenerational trauma and the love of brothers.”
Although the season finale was heavy on viewers and they were sad to see their favorite stars go, the cast said one last goodbye to viewers on social media.
Here’s a sincere “Thank You” from all of us at #AnimalKingdom. Whether you’ve been with us since day 1 or joined the Codys along the way, thank you for one hell of a ride. If you missed any of this season, catch up any time on https://t.co/N0VSLEMs6g or the TNT app. pic.twitter.com/GI9MQJ31gZ
— Animal Kingdom (@AnimalKingdom) August 29, 2022
A tweet posted by the official Twitter read, “Here’s a sincere ‘thank you’ from all of us at Animal Kingdom. Whether you’ve been with us since day one or joined the Codys along the way, thank you for one hell of a ride.”
While the main story ends with season six, fans are assured that the series would return in a spin-off or prequel form.
Where to watch Animal Kingdom?
As on Aug 30, 2022, in the United States, you can watch the previous five seasons of this gritty drama on Amazon Prime Video. Season 6 is currently available on TNT.com and TNT app. You can also watch all seasons (75 episodes) on the TNT website or app provided you have valid cable credentials. Season 6 will be available on Amazon Prime Video after a few months.
Outside the United States, Animal Kingdom is a Netflix original. All seasons are available on the streamer.