TNT has announced that Denis Leary (The Amazing Spider-Man, Rescue Me) has signed on for a recurring role in the third season of the acclaimed drama series Animal Kingdom, where he will portray Billy, Deran’s (Jake Weary) drifter dad who Smurf (Ellen Barkin) kicked out years ago.
“Denis Leary’s extensive and successful career playing complicated, flawed characters makes him the perfect addition to this badass Animal Kingdom family,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vp original programming at TNT (via THR).
Animal Kingdom is based upon the 2010 Australian film from director David Michod, and revolves around criminal family the Codys, led by matriarch Smurf. Also featuring in the cast are Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra.
The third season of Animal Kingdom is slated to premiere on TNT later in the year.