The final trailer for Netflix’s Ratched offers fans a taste of the iconic titular nurse’s origin story.
In her next Ryan Murphy production, actress Sarah Paulson plays the unforgettable Nurse Mildred Ratched— and if you thought she was terrifying in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, it’s nothing compared to what’s in store for viewers in Netflix’s new series.
Clocking in at a whopping three minutes, the final trailer for Ratched finds Mildred reminiscing over her dark childhood before catapulting us decades into the future.
Set in 1947, the series finds Mildred arriving in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.
On the outside, Mildred is the epitome of picture perfect composure, but it’s clear that the facade only exists to lure those around her into a false sense of security.
As the trailer progresses, viewers get just a taste of the darkness that lingers under the surface.
Watch the final trailer for Netflix’s Ratched below!
Hailing from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, and created by Evan Romansky, the series serve as a One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest origin story. Specifically, Ratched aims to give viewers a glimpse into how Mildred (Paulson) came to be the iconic tyrannical nurse we were first introduced to in Ken Kesey’s novel (later adapted into the hit 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson).
Others joining Paulson in starring in the thriller include 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.
Ratched debuts exclusively via Netflix on Friday, September 18.