There are certain characters in literature that have instant name recognition. So if I said the word “Nurse”, most people would likely respond with “Ratched”. We know what she becomes, but did you ever ask yourself why or how? Netflix is looking to fill in that gap for us.
The creator of American Horror Story has teamed up with Ian Brennan for Ratched. The eight episode drama series will show us where it all began for Mildred Ratched, with Sarah Paulson in the title role. Check out the trailer:
We’re going back to 1947 where, “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.”
Looking at the rest of the cast we’ll also see 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.
Inspired by One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and created by Evan Romansky, the series will premiere on September 18th exclusively on Netflix. Keep checking back for our continued coverage.
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