5:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Niecy Nash to Star in TNT Dramedy 'Claws'
Niecy Nash is getting right back to work after Fox passed on her comedy pilot The Enforcers.
The Getting On and Scream Queens favorite has booked the starring role in TNT dramedy pilot Claws, the cabler announced Wednesday ahead of its upfront presentation.
Originally developed as a half-hour, single-camera comedy at HBO, Claws is set in a South Florida nail salon. The hourlong dramedy is described as a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness that follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous Floridian manicurists in the traditionally male world of organized crime. The potential series will showcase that there's a lot more going on at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon than silk wraps and pedicures.
Nash will star as Desna Simms, the owner of the salon.
Claws hails from Warner Horizon Television, with TNT Original Productions boarding as a co-producer. Angie Tribeca star Rashida Jones and Will McCormack executive produce via their Le Train Train banner (Toy Story 4, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A to Z). Eliot Laurence (Welcome to Me) penned the script.
For Nash, Claws comes as she is poised to return to Fox comedic anthology Scream Queens for its second season and after Fox passed on buddy comedy The Enforcers, in which Nash starred opposite Christine Woods.
She is repped by WME, Principato-Young and Jackoway Tyerman.