The first trailer for Ratched is here, and Sarah Paulson’s portrayal of the iconic titular character will surely leave you feeling unsettled!
Sarah Paulson and Ryan Murphy are teaming up together again— this time, to bring fans the horrifying origin story of one of the most iconic characters to ever grace the silver screen.
Hailing from Murphy and Ian Brennan, Netflix’s Ratched serves as One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest origin story. The series aims to give viewers a glimpse into how Mildred (Paulson) came to be the iconic tyrannical Nurse Ratched we were first introduced to in Ken Kesey’s novel (later adapted into the hit 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson).
Created by Evan Romansky, the series is set in 1947 and follows Mildred as she arrives in Northern California with plans to land a job at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments on the human mind are just beginning to get off the ground.
Read up on the official synopsis for the series before checking out the first trailer for Ratched below!
“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.”
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 on Netflix.