Peaky Blinders‘ Finn Cole and Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars) have been cast opposite Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman in TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom, from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television.
The pilot, which is set to begin shooting next month in Los Angeles, centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (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. Weary will play Deran Cody, Smurf’s youngest son, the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family.
An adaptation of the 2010 Australian feature, Animal Kingdom was written by Jonathan Lisco, with Wells directing the pilot. The two executive produce and showrun.