'Claws': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else you need to know about the TNT series

'Claws': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else you need to know about the TNT series

'Claws' is returning for the third season this June and it means more action-packed comedy streaming from Palmetto, where the daring lady bosses and the manicurists are planning to take over  Florida this time. Season 2 of the series which premiered last year, was able to claw onto people’s hearts, reaching 33.6 million total viewership, ranking among the top 10 cable dramas. The power cast includes Niecy Nash, Primetime Emmy winner Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Evan Daigle, Suleka Mathew. But this time, the stakes are going to get higher, as the ladies enter the enchanting world of Casino and into a business with a sinister couple, Mac (guest star Michael Horse) and Melba (guest star Rebecca Creskoff).  

The fans who have already familiarized themselves with the plot are not shying from predicting the sub-plots that they want to see in the upcoming series; including the revelation of the attempted assassination of Des and Virginia or Dean rethinking about Desna's bad choices.

Release date

The series is set to release on June 9, on TNT.


The trailer which starts with a dramatic break-in, while Niecy Nash as Desna, prophetically exclaims, “We are more than just nail artist,” is enough to set the stage ablaze. The season is about to witness the manicurists working at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County in fancy speeding cars, bags loaded with money, shimmering stones and much more.

The official synopsis of the show reads, “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.”



In an interview with TNT, Claws creator Eliot Laurence had once said, “If you looked at the boxes that this show sort of checks off, it's feminist, it's diverse, it's inclusive. It has a power flip. You might think that I was sort of mercenarily trying to get the perfect Venn diagram of all of these concepts and nail them into a world and into people,” said Eliot. “It really wasn't that. It was just literally writing a show that I would be obsessed about if I heard a friend talking about it.”

Writer/producer Eliot Laurence attends the premiere of TNT's 'Claws' at Harmony Gold Theatre on June 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TNT)


While Laurence was successful in making his female bosses fully dimensional, we are yet to find out what more boxes has the creator ticked off in the new season. But what we do know is, both Niecy Nash and Carrie Preston will be directing an episode each for the season. 


Actresses Niecy Nash and Carrie Preston (back row L-R) Executive producer Rashida Jones, Executive producer/Showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois and Co-Executive producer/pilot writer Eliot Laurence of 'Claws' speak onstage during the TNT portion of the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour 2017 Presentation at The Langham Resort on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Turner)


This dark, wicked, comedy where the five women are calling the cards, in the crime world is creating a lot of buzz. Have a look at the trailer.





The season III will premiere on June 9, at TNT. (Facebook)



The lady bosses will be seen raising the stakes in the upcoming season of Claws. (Facebook)



In last year’s epic season two finale, Desna (Nash) side-stepped a doomed marriage to Dr. Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis), took out Russian crime boss Zlata (Franka Potente) and inherited a new casino. The celebrations ended with a massive cliffhanger scene when Virginia (Tran) took a bullet for Desna as they were about to survey their new business venture.

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