This September, Ryan Murphy, one of the most prolific showrunners (American Horror Story, Glee, Nip/Tuck, Hollywood, Scream Queens, Feud, The Politician, Pose) in the past two decades, is about to bring us deep into the life one of the most iconic characters in pop culture: Nurse Ratched.
Premiering exclusively on Netflix, the 8-episode series will tell the story of Mildred Ratched, an asylum nurse whom many would remember from the 1962 classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Originally played by Louise Fletcher and created by Evan Romansky, the character was considered the fifth greatest villain in history.
This time, Emmy award-winner Sarah Paulson plays the iconic role.
From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.
On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.
The show also features Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn.
The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Sarah Paulson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Michael Douglas, Robert Mitas and Tim Minear.
Ratched is available for streaming starting September 18, 2020.
Watch the trailer here.