I’m so sorry these and other episodes were so delayed. I adopted this site when my other fansites were very busy and its been hard juggling them all. As soon as I can, I’ll be adding some extras from Animal Kingdom and one of Ben’s movies to the gallery as well.
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EW – The Codys live to fight (and steal) another day.
TNT announced it has renewed Animal Kingdom for a third season. The show, which is currently airing its second season, stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, and Finn Cole as the Cody family. Together, they live highly illegal lives, with their main form of work being stealing money from others. (Their latest victim was a church.) But with Smurf’s recent decision to kill Javi, the matriarch has taken their lifestyle to another level, so there’s no telling what season 3 could bring.
Animal Kingdom‘s second season will conclude on August 29, with the upcoming third season slated to hit TNT in 2018.
EW – The Cody family may not follow laws, but they do have their own unique set of… rules. Heading into season 2 of TNT’s Animal Kingdom, those principles are more important than ever as the brothers break away from their mother (and caller of the shots), Smurf (Ellen Barkin). Here’s what they need to keep in mind as they set out on their own.
The saying takes many forms: Blood is thicker than water. Loyalty is everything. The list goes on. But for the Cody boys, it’s the foundation of everything they do. “Love your brothers, and always have their back,” says Scott Speedman, who plays adopted Cody brother Baz Blackwell. “I don’t think there is [an episode] without that.”
But that bond will be tested in season 2 when the brothers butt heads sans Smurf. “It’s everyone trying to find their own identity within the family,” says Ben Robson, whose Craig Cody is the muscle of the family. “And everyone has very, very different opinions of how things should be run, which adds up to a lot of conflict and great storytelling.”
While we don’t technically know if the Codys have seen Fight Club, they do observe the title organization’s first rule. “You’re going to get caught. Things go wrong when you do a heist,” Shawn Hatosy says. And as the only Cody to serve time for a job gone wrong, Hatosy’s Pope knows this better than anyone: “You just don’t talk. You don’t rat anybody out.”
Continue reading Press: “Animal Kingdom” stars break down the Cody family’s rules to live by
“If Craig is a 10-out-of-10 wild man, I have moments that range up to an eight.”
– TNT’s breakout drama Animal Kingdom is back for Season 2, with the wily, raucous Cody family returning for more hijinks and crime. Ben Robson, who plays middle child Craig, gives us a breakdown of the current season, appealing to his character’s baser instincts, and grappling with Craig’s vices.
He was attracted to the role of Craig from the start.
“I read the material and I was super drawn to my character. I actually rang up [the producers] and was like, ‘Look, I really like Craig.’ And they were like, ‘Good, that’s the only one available.’ I think when everyone looks at this sort of show, they think of the stunts and the wildness, but it’s actually a family drama. It’s a very dysfunctional family and I think that’s the draw. Three of Smurf’s kids have different fathers and Baz is adopted, then J comes in. No one has a father and it gives all these characters license to be that much more different. I just knew it was going to be a phenomenon of range to play within and understand.”
He goes a little method to get to those dark places.
“It’s difficult. When I first started acting I really struggled. I’d be happy to go to the places, but I’d really struggle to get back to myself. I’m much better at that now. But when you’re filming a TV show, you shoot for six months and you’re kind of always there with him. There might be times when I’m out having a few drinks and it’s like, ‘I should go home, but something in me is telling me to stay.’ And you’re questioning whose mentality you’re holding right then.
Continue reading Press: Ben Robson on Animal Kingdom’s Intense Season 2