'Ratched': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix thriller series starring Sarah Paulson

The series is inspired by the character Nurse Mildred Ratched, a terrifying and iconic villain played by Oscar-winning actress Louise Fletcher from the classic 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'


                            'Ratched': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix thriller series starring Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson (Netflix)

Netflix has finally announced the release date of the new thriller series 'Ratched' along with first look pictures. The series is inspired by the character Nurse Mildred Ratched, a terrifying and iconic villain played by Oscar-winning actress Louise Fletcher from the classic 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' and is set to premiere later this year. According to reports, this release is said to be a prequel to the classic movie. The series is set in mid-20th century Northern California where Nurse Ratched is played by the talented and award-winning actress Sarah Paulson who works at a psychiatric hospital as a nurse. Here is what we know of the much anticipated upcoming asylum thriller. 

Release date

'Ratched' will premiere September 18, 2020.

Plot

The official synopsis reads, "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.” 

Cast

Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched

Actress Sarah Paulson of 'The Goldfinch' attend The IMDb Studio Presented By Intuit QuickBooks at Toronto 2019 at Bisha Hotel & Residences on September 06, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Getty Images for IMDb)

Paulson is an award-winning actress known for her roles as Mistress Epps in '12 Years a Slave' (2013), Abby Gerhard in 'Carol' (2015), Dr Elle Staple in 'Glass' and all her roles in the hit series 'American Horror Story'. She has won numerous awards for her work including a Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, ACCA TV award, BFCC Award, Critics Choice TV Award, Chainsaw Award, Robert Altman Award, Dorian Award, Gold Derby TV Award, OFTA Television Award, Satellite Award, TCA Award, and Queerty Award. She also has a dedicated fan base that deems her as an incredibly talented and versatile actress who has played almost all her roles to perfection. With the release of the first look images for 'Ratched', we think Paulson is well suited for the iconic role of Nurse Ratched. If you've watched 'AHS', then you know what we mean.

The rest of the cast members include Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Jon Jon Briones as Dr Richard Hanover, Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer as  Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Vincent D’Onofrio as Governor George Wilburn and many more.

Creators

Evan Romansky and Ryan Murphy are listed as creators of the series. Michael Uppendahl, Nelson Cragg, Jennifer Lynch, Daniel Minahan, Murphy, and Jessica Yu serve as directors. Romansky, Ian Brennan, Jennifer Salt, and Murphy serve as writers. Executive producers include Ian Brennan, Michael Douglas, Jacob Epstein, Aleen Keshishian, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tim Minear, Murphy, Margaret Riley, Salt, Robert Mitas, and the star herself Sarah Paulson.

Trailer

 



 

Where to watch

Catch 'Ratched' on September 18, 2020, on Netflix.

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