Netflix shared a first look photo from “Ratched,” a prequel story that follows a young Nurse Ratched before her debut in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The series comes from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, and is slated to premiere on Netflix on September 18th.
The description reads, “Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. 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.”
As I mentioned earlier, the series was inspired by the iconic Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” and was created by Evan Romansky. The cast list includes Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched, 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 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.
Fans of the original movie will have to wait a little longer to see a first look trailer, but Netflix should release the trailer over the next few weeks.
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