The nurse will see you now.
Based on the iconic character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest comes Netflix’s newest series, Ratched, from Scream Queen‘s Ian Brennan and American Horror Story‘s Ryan Murphy. Created by Evan Romansky, Ratched introduces one of the most menacing characters of all time, the asylum nurse Mildred Ratched.
The story begins in 1947 as Mildred arrives in a small Northern California town after a gruesome murder, presenting as a devoted nurse ready to aid the asylum in any way she can — but there’s far more beneath her impeccable facade. The series showcases all the morally heinous treatments performed in this time period as we follow Mildred during her time at the asylum, and find out what brought her to Northern California in the first place. Moral dilemmas are faced, and difficult decisions must be made for each of the wheels to continue to turn …
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 8-episode series will debut on Netflix on September 18.