Florida is a dangerous place, what with the swamps, 'gators and the occasional serial killer. But the most treacherous place in the entire state—or at least Manatee County—just might be a nail salon.
In the new TNT series Claws, we follow the rise of five diverse yet equally treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon. And it’s fair to say that, unlike many of the shop’s competitors, there is a whole lot more going on there than silk wraps and pedicures. Those activities take on many forms, whether its money laundering for a gangstered-out redneck who runs a barely legal pain clinic, or the goings on of a doctor who runs a less-than-accredited drug dispensary, or simply serving the needs of a dangerous Dixie Mafia crime boss who is simultaneously deeply Catholic and actively bisexual. Needless to say, the Nail Artisan never really sees a dull day.
The hilarious cast of Claws includes Niecy Nash (Getting On, The Soul Man), Carrie Preston (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz), Jenn Lyon (Justified), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Karrueche Tran (The Nice Guys), Jason Antoon (Famous in Love), Kevin Rankin (Dallas Buyers Club, Friday Night Lights), Jack Kesy (The Strain) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad). The show premieres Sunday June 11th only on TNT, but you can get a look at the hilarious new trailer in the video above now.