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Ellen Barkin Reacts to Shocking 'Animal Kingdom' Exit

SPOILER ALERT – Stop reading now if you don’t want to see spoilers from the latest episode of Animal Kingdom!

Ellen Barkin‘s time on Animal Kingdom has come to an end – and she doesn’t seem too happy about it.

On the latest episode, the 65-year-old actress’ character Janine “Smurf” Cody had died after four seasons of helping running the Cody crime family.

Fans quickly took to Twitter to voice their displeasure in the showrunner and Ellen‘s character’s fate.

“John Wells is lying to the audience just tell us the truth why Ellen Barkin was let go. Barkin is an incredible actress and the star of the show,” one fan tweeted. “Killing the star of a series will seal the fate. It will probably get cancelled next season. Ellen deserved so much better than this.”

The fans weren’t the only ones upset with the shocking twist – Ellen even went on to like a few of these tweets before addressing her exit.

Next episode Smurf’s will is opened. She left her boys a hit tv show. 😘,” Ellen Barkin tweeted. “Carry on Codys…well, maybe not all Codys.”

New episodes of Animal Kingdom air on Tuesday nights at 9pm ET on TNT.

Scott Speedman Goes Shirtless in 'Animal Kingdom' Trailer!

Scott Speedman sits on the TNT panel for his new series Animal Kingdom at the 2016 Winter TCA Tour held at the Langham Hotel on Thursday afternoon (January 7) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 40-year-old actor was joined on the panel by his co-stars Ellen Barkin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, and newcomer Finn Cole.

The new series is an adaptation of the 2010 movie of the same name and a new trailer can be seen below!

“There are any number of fantastic films which became very good television series because the initial material was rich,” executive producer John Wells said during the panel. “When you think of the film M*A*S*H*, do you think of the film M*A*S*H* or do you think the television show M*A*S*H*, both m had their own aesthetic, wonderful performances by a number of actors.”


TNT Trailer – Animal Kingdom

FYI: Ben is wearing an AllSaints blazer, shirt, pants and boots.

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