Prolific producer Ryan Murphy has announced the full cast for “Ratched,” his Netflix TV series that serves as a prequel to the origin of the character Nurse Ratched, the villain of Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.
Sarah Paulson plays the lead role with the likes of Sharon Stone, Finn Wittrock, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Jon Jon Briones, Amanda Plummer and Corey Stoll all set to co-star.
The story begins in 1947 and will track Ratched (Paulson) as she morphs from an average nurse into a terrifying authority figure. Louise Fletcher played the role in the previous film adaptation of ‘Cuckoo’ and won an Oscar for her work.
Netflix has given the series a two-season, eighteen episode commitment. Murphy, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley, Jacob Epstein and Michael Douglas will executive produce.