Watch This: Trailer for Claws

Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Jenn Lyon, and Karrueche Tran in Claws

The life and crimes of 5 women who work at a Florida nail salon is the focus of TNT’s new series Claws. A show about a sisterhood of 5 women sounds good to me.

The stars are Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Jenn Lyon, and Karrueche Tran. Points for a diverse set of characters to start off. Nash’s character, Desna Simms, owns the salon. She wants a better life for herself and her autistic brother Dean (Harold Perrineau).

TNT’s description of the series is, “Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It 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. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It’s the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.”

Claws is written and co-executive produced by Eliot Laurence, produced by Rashida Jones and directed by Nicole Kassell (among others). It’s great to have another female-driven story on the TV. I’ll give it a look. Will you?

Claws premiers on TNT on June 11 with 10 episodes.

2 thoughts on “Watch This: Trailer for Claws”

  1. Women taking bad-ass roles in the interests of equality, I guess. Sure, there is diversity, Virginia (one black, one Asian), but no older women, I notice. Now, that would be real diversity! But there is a need for movies like this—remember “Nine to Five?” So keep them coming!

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