The Krewe of Orpheus has added five stars from the TNT series “Claws,'' filmed in New Orleans, to its list of celebrity riders. The "Claws'' actresses are: Carrie Preston, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes and Suleka Matthew.
Previously, the krewe announced that its celebrity monarch will be Mario Lopez, host of "ExtraTV'' and the nationally syndicated radio show "On With Mario.'' Also riding will be Orpheus co-founder Harry Connick Jr. and country music star Trace Adkins.
As Mike Scott wrote for NOLA.com: "The quirky, darkly humorous ‘Claws,’ which I described in my Season 1 review as a cross between ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Breaking Bad,’ follows the less-than-legal activities of the owner of a Florida nail salon (played by Niecey Nash) who is determined to do whatever is necessary to make her business a success -- and who eventually forges an uneasy alliance with the Russian mafia. Co-stars include Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran and Jenn Lyon.
“The series’ second season began airing on the cable network June 10 and, with the premiere drawing a reported 1.3 million viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic, has been hailed as a ratings success.”
Other celebrities riding in the krewe’s parade on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m., will be stars of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers”: Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q” Quinn, and James “Murr” Murray. The parade rolls on the traditional Uptown New Orleans route.
The theme for the krewe’s 26th parade is “Orpheus Imaginarium.”