Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Fear The Walking Dead) has joined Scott Speedman and Ellen Barkin in the cast of TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television. The pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that it’s all being funded by the bank robberies they commit.
Hatosy, repped by Paradigm and MGMT Entertainment, will play Pope, fresh out of prison, and the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody Boys. A volatile man, Pope did time for a bank robbery in which he was the only one captured, and the time he spent inside has made him harder and angrier, and even less predictable. Hatosy is coming off an arc on Fear The Walking Dead. His film credits include John Q, Alpha Dogs and Anywhere But Here, among others.
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