The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious "baby" of the family.
Bad is bred
Did You Know?
The series reunites several members of Ann Biderman's series SOUTHLAND. Shawn Hatosy (Pope) and C.Thomas Howell (Paul) were both members of SOUTHLAND's ensemble cast, as was Regina King, whom directs one episode of series one of ANIMAL KINGDOM. See more
Spun-off from Animal Kingdom