In August, we shared the news that Karrueche Tran had landed a role alongside Niecy Nash in the TNT nail salon pilot Claws. Well, fast-forward to today, and the network has ordered the dramedy for a 10-episode first season.
Executive produced by Rashida Jones, the series, primarily set in a South Florida nail salon, also stars Emmy winner Carrie Preston (True Blood and The Good Wife), Harold Perrineau (The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday) and more.
At the center is salon owner Desna (Nash), who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, Dean (Perrineau). Desna’s staff includes best friend Jennifer (Lyon), a tenuously sober ex-party girl raising two children from previous relationships; Quiet Ann (Reyes), Desna’s enigmatic driver who also provides security for the salon; Polly (Preston), a mild-mannered preppy who recently served time in prison for identity theft; and Virginia (Tran), who makes no effort to hide her boredom and impatience with her job. Adding chaos to the Nail Artisan mix is Roller (Kesy), a gangstered-out redneck who runs a barely legal pain clinic and uses Desna’s nail salon to launder their obscene profits; Bryce (Rankin), Jennifer’s husband who is also newly sober and trying to stay legit by working as an abundance coach; and Dr. Ken Brickman (Antoon), a bona fide doctor at a decidedly un-bona fide and illegal drug clinic.
So, we have to ask: will you give Claws a go?