When Does ‘Claws’ Come Back to TV? The Season 3 Premiere Is Just Days Away

Desna Simms is clawing her way back onto TV. The ruthless manicurist and the rest of her crew from the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon are back for another season of the Florida-set crime drama Claws. The ladies are moving into the casino business, which means “more money, more power — you know it, more problems,” as star Niecy Nash, who plays Desna, told Entertainment Weekly.

Claws premieres June 9

Claws Season 3 cast
Claws Season 3 | Patti Perret/TNT

Season 3 of Claws premieres Sunday, June 9 at 9/8c on TNT. All the major players are back, including Carrie Preston as Polly Marks, Karrueche Tran as Virginia Loc, Judy Reyes as Annalise Zayas, and Jenn Lyon as Jennifer Husser. Jack Kesy is also back as Roller, Dean Norris as Uncle Daddy, Kevin Rankin as Bryce, and Jason Antoon as Dr. Ken Brickman. Evan Daigle, Suleka Matthew, and Harold Perrineau also star.

Both Nash and Preston are behind the camera as well this season, with each actress directing an episode.

What to expect from Season 3

Season 2 of Claws ended in a dramatic finale, with Desna tossing her new husband, Mob boss Dr. Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis), off a balcony. She also eliminated her Russian crime boss Zlata (Franka Potente) and inherited a casino. Meanwhile, Virginia took a bullet for Desna just as the two were about to survey their new business venture.

In Season 3, the Nail Artisans ladies will quickly learn that stakes are very high in the casino world. Meanwhile, Desna will gamble on a new business relationship with a sinister couple, Mac (Michael Horse) and Melba (Rebecca Crekoff).

This season will test relationships

In the new season of Claws, viewers will definitely see some tension between the female characters, Nash told Entertainment Weekly.

“The relationships with the women are really being tested, in part because Desna now has this casino,” the actress explained. “And you actually get to go a little more in-depth behind Roller [Jack Kesy] and Desna’s relationship. That should be fun, because a lot of people were rooting for them as a couple. And then you have some people who wanted her with Dr. Ruval. But, you know, after I pushed him off the side of the building, that’s not gonna happen.”

One bonus of going into the risky (yet lucrative) casino business? Even more over-the-top fashion and nails.

“It is more turned up than ever,” Nash assured fans of the looks the characters will sport this season. “And I feel like we’ve all upgraded because we’ve all had a taste of, quote unquote, this life. And, yeah, we’re all just trying to enjoy it and maintain it.

And there’s at least one major change on the horizon for one character, Nash said: “I can tease you something else: I can’t tell you who, but somebody is pregnant.”

The Season 3 premiere of Claws airs Sunday, June 9 at 9/8c on TNT.

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