‘Claws’ is an American dark comedy televisions series that airs on TNT. The show first premiered on June 11, 2017. Created by Eliot Laurence, this comedy-drama is set in Palmetto, Florida, but is filmed mostly in New Orleans.
‘Claws’ puts its own spin on the crime genre as we see an all-female group make headway in a male-dominated criminal underworld. Its unconventional premise seems to be a cross-over of ‘Breaking Bad’ meeting ‘The Sopranos‘, with five easy-going, everyday manicurists choosing the path of organized crime and money laundering to help someone in need. The series has received great acclaim and praise by audiences for its strong female performances. Much like ‘Ocean’s 8‘, ‘Claws’ also features an all-female main cast and carries itself with much grace. The bold and novel approach has won the show quite a strong fan base, and critics have lauded it, saying, “Well-acted, visually impressive, and energetically paced, Claws leaves a mark… that hints at even greater potential.”
Claws Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Claws’ is led by Niecy Nash as Desna Simms, who is an associate of the Husser family, and their money launderer, besides owning a nail salon called Nail Artisans. Having grown up with abusive foster parents, Desna is determined to make a life for herself, but trouble never seems to be too far behind because once she leaves the crime family, she is again forced to launder money, this time for the Russian Mafia.
Carrie Preston appears as Polly Marks, a manicurist at Desna’s enterprise, is a pathological liar, professional con artist, and skilled burglar. Fortunately for Desna, Polly is also extremely loyal to her.
Judy Reyes is seen as Annalise “Quiet Ann” Zayas, Desna’s lookout and occasional muscle. Zayas is a lesbian and soon her love life interferes with her professional work when she begins falling for the detective investigating Desna’s salon.
Jack Kesy appears in the role of Roller Husser, whose apparent death triggers a chain of events. It is also Husser’s dealings with the Russians that lead his family to be absorbed. He truly loves Desna and is the only one who calls her Dee.