Ryan Murphy will always be remembered for American Horror Story, now he’s about to bring us a different type of ‘horror story’. Ahead of it’s release on Netflix we get a first look at Ratched the origin story of Nurse Mildred Ratched. She was the unforgettable character played by Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
AHS regular Sarah Paulson will play the iconic nurse Mildred Ratched who would become the ‘villain’ in Milos Forman‘s classic film. This series promises to show you the woman before she became the monster.
As we wait for the official first trailer, check out this selection of ‘first look images‘….
From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, 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.
The series was inspired by the iconic and unforgettable character of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and was created by Evan Romansky.
The series stars 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.
The 8 episode series of Ratched premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 18.