Claws, the female-led nail salon-themed crime series, is heading back to TNT for its third season. Ahead of the premiere, the cable network allowed cameras behind-the-scenes to see how the poster below was created.
The poster includes co-stars Niecy Nash, Karrueche Tran, Carrie Preston, Jenny Lyon and Judy Reyes. It was photographed by renowned international photographer Ruven Afanador, who has shot prominent figures including Oprah and the 14th Dali Llama, Lhamo Thondup.
The flashy attire was put together by celebrity stylist and costume designer Zerina Akers, who currently styles Beyoncé.
“I was really inspired by what you would wear when you show up at the casino,” Akers said. “Maybe you buy a nice pair of earrings or a better jacket now. I tried to utilize those elements to elevate the characters.”
According to a statement obtained by EBONY, last season, the popular series reached 33.6M total viewers and ranked among the top 10 cable dramas in the 18-49 demographic and the top 20 with total viewers.
Watch Tran and Nash tease who is the favorite cast member and more in the video below.
Claws returns to TNT for Season Three June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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