TNT has given the green light for two new original dramas for its 2016 slate.
The most notable is “Animal Kingdom,” an American TV series adaptation of David Michod’s highly acclaimed Australian crime thriller feature that helped introduce Sullivan Stapleton and Joel Edgerton to the world along with winning Jacki Weaver an Oscar.
The U.S. version, which will be handled by the same producers behind “Southland,” sees Ellen Barkin take on Weaver’s role, in this case she’s the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities. Also along are Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Finn Cole, Jake Weary, Ben Robson, Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon.
TNT is also moving forward on “Good Behavior,” an adaptation of “Wayward Pines” author Blake Crouch’s Letty Dobesh novels. Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) and Argentine-Spanish actor Juan Diego Botto star.
Both shows are getting ten episodes each with production kicking off early next year ahead of late 2016 premieres.