‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 2: Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Cody House

Giana Mucci

On May 15, cast members from TNT’s Animal Kingdom were on hand for a “tacos and tequila” party to help kick off Season 2 of the Ellen Barkin-led crime drama at the Warner Brothers Ranch Studio in Burbank, CA. In addition to getting to see the Cody family house up close and personal, actors including Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, and Finn Cole gave us a sneak peek of what’s in store on screen. Scroll through for a behind-the-scenes look at the Cody family fiesta!

Season 2 of Animal Kingdom premieres May 30 at 9 p.m. on TNT.

The Lineup

Finn Cole, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Carolina Guerra, Jake Weary, and Ben Robson pose for pictures before the Animal Kingdom ‘Tacos and Tequila’ Event on May 15, 2017 in Burbank, Calif. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

Mama Tried

Speedman, who plays adopted son Baz, says that working with Ellen Barkin as matriarch Smurf is great: “She’s really intense, she comes with guns blazing every day.” (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

Wild Card

Hatosy says his character, Pope, “did a lot of crazy stuff last season and he does even more crazy stuff this season.” (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

Middle Man

Weary, who plays closeted Deran, says that his character gets both “more responsiblity and more freedom of choice” this season. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

Man in Motion

Robson, who plays ladies’ man Craig, loves doing the stunts on the show. This season, his favorite was the day they all got to go jet skiing. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

The Liability

In addition to starring as Smurf’s torn grandson Jay in Animal Kingdom, Cole is about to start filming Season 4 of Peaky Blinders. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

Young Gun

Weary and Speedman keep a close eye on Cole, just like in the show. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

The Thinker

Hatosy has the mic. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

Lady in Waiting

Guerra’s character, Lucy, has a more prevalent role in Season 2. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

The Cody House

Smurf’s home was rebuilt at the Warner Brothers Studios Ranch, based off of the house used in the pilot. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

The Kitchen

Suddenly hungry for pie? (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

Where the Magic Happens

That couch is as comfortable as it looks. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)

The Pool

No one jumped in from the roof. (Photo: Giana Mucci/Yahoo)