Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a central florida nail salon.
Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the nail artisan of manatee county salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. At the center is salon owner Desna (Niecy Nash), who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, Dean (Harold Perrineau). Desna’s staff includes best friend Jennifer (Jenn Lyon), a tenuously sober ex-party girl raising two children from previous relationships; Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes), Desna’s enigmatic driver who also provides security for the salon; Polly (Carrie Preston), a mild-mannered preppy who recently served time in prison for identity theft; and Virginia (Karrueche Tran), who makes no effort to hide her boredom and impatience with her job.
Adding chaos to the nail artisan mix is Roller (Jack Kesy), a gangstered-out redneck who runs a barely legal pain clinic and uses Desna’s nail salon to launder their obscene profits; Bryce (Kevin Rankin), Jennifer’s husband who is also newly sober and trying to stay legit by working as an abundance coach; Dr. Ken Brickman (Jason Antoon), a bona fide doctor at a decidedly un-bona fide drug clinic; and Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris), a dangerous dixie mafia crime boss who is deeply catholic and actively bisexual.
Niecy Nash as Desna
Carrie Preston as Polly
Jenn Lyon as Jennifer
Harold Perrineau as Dean
Judy Reyes as Quiet Ann
Karrueche Tran as Virginia
Jack Kesy as Roller
Kevin Rankin as Bryce
Jason Antoon as Dr Ken Brickman
Dean Norris as Uncle Daddy
key behind the scenes crew
Rashida Jones as Executive Producer
Will Mccormack as Executive Producer
Janine Sherman Barrois as Executive Producer / Showrunner
Eliot Laurence as Creator / Executive Producer
Sunday 11 June 2017
network and production companies
TNT – Le Train Train – Warner Horizon Studio