Jason Antoon has been cast in a series regular role in the Claws TV show pilot for TNT. The hour-long dramedy is set in a Florida manicure shop — a front for a female-led organized crime ring. Antoon recurred as nefarious math teacher Mr. Litchfield on No Ordinary Family, which was canceled after one season on ABC. His recent TV series work includes guest spots on Showtime‘s Dice, and Children’s Hospital, which ended this year, after eight seasons on Adult Swim.
Antoon will play Dr. Ken Brickman on Claws, a nail-salon-as-mob-front show. Deadline reports his character is, “…a bona fide doctor with a decidedly un-bona fide job, working at an illegal drug clinic.” He joins Niecy Nash, Harold Perrineau, Jenn Lyon, and Carrie Preston, who were previously cast.
Co-EP Eliot Laurence is writing the pilot. Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are executive producing. Claws hails from Le Train Train in association with Warner Horizon Television and TNT Original Productions.
Here is more on Claws from an earlier TNT press release:
Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness which follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous Florida manicurists in the traditionally male world of organized crime. We will soon find out there is a lot more going on at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon than silk wraps and pedicures.
Claws marks Jones’ second project for Turner this year. She can currently be seen on TNT’s sister network TBS in the new cop show parody Angie Tribeca, in which she plays the title role and serves as producer.
What do you think? Do you like the Claws TV series pilot cast so far? If TNT greenlights Claws, will you watch it?