Animal Kingdom season 5 photo: What purpose will young Smurf have?

Animal KingdomWith the premiere of Animal Kingdom season 5 coming to TNT sooner rather than later, isn’t it nice to have another tease of what’s coming?

This time around, we’re taking a look at a brand-new image above that spotlights Leila George as Young Smurf — a character who will be essential to the story that is coming up. The question really comes down to just how that’s going to be.

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It’s a bit commitment that the producers are making to continue to show this version of the character — she exists in her own timeline, after all, and every character you introduce is another addition to the cast. You’re also taking story here away from what’s going on in the present and you know it has to be important.

Ultimately, it is this season for the sake of showing the early days of Smurf’s criminal empire, and how there is even a reason why the Cody Boys are fighting for control of it in the present. Also, we could have a chance to learn more about Pamela this season, otherwise known as the woman Ellen Barkin’s version of the character left her whole estate to. There’s a heck of a lot that will be unpacked, but we think the writers will take their time spelling it all out.

Amidst all of the character-building, we do expect Young Smurf to cause a lot of mayhem — there are some pretty good reasons why the rest of the family takes after her!

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