Niecy Nash dramedy Claws produced by Rashida Jones ordered at TNT
TNT is getting in the manicure business with Niecy Nash and Rashida Jones.
The network has ordered to series Claws, an hour-long dramedy set in a South Florida nail salon. Claws hails from Jones, her creative partner Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever), and Janine Sherman Barrois (Criminal Minds), who will serve as showrunner. Eliot Laurence (Welcome to Me), who wrote the pilot and created the series, will also serve as co-executive producer.
The new series follows the trials and tribulations in the work and personal lives of five manicurists at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon. Nash (Getting On) stars as Desna, the salon’s owner, who cares for her mentally ill twin brother (Lost’s Harold Perrineau). The cast also includes Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Jenn Lyon (Justified), Karrueche Tran (The Nice Guys), Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights), Jason Antoon (Famous in Love), and Jack Kesy (The Strain).
“Claws is wild and hilarious, and we can’t wait for viewers to immerse themselves in this fascinating world,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “This is a show with great storytelling featuring empowered female characters and brought to life by a diverse group of incredibly talented individuals both in front of and behind the camera.”
The 10-episode first season is slated to debut in 2017.