While fans of Ryan Murphy are undoubtedly upset that there will be no American Horror Story season this year, the creator is offering up something in the same vein. Today, the first trailer for Ratched dropped and it’s promisingly a darkly surreal adventure.
Netflix is giving fans a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel, in which we see Sarah Paulson take on the iconic role of Mildred Ratched, the villain in the Academy Award-winning film. Check out the trailer here…
“RATCHED 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 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.”
Ratched is set to premiere on Netflix this September 18th.