Watch The All New Final Trailer of Sarah Paulson’s ‘Ratched’
Netflix has released the final trailer of the upcoming series “Ratched,” the prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” starring Sarah Paulson.
Judging by the trailer, the latest series could possibly be one of Ryan Murphy’s most terrifying till date, which revolves around the origin story of one of the most iconic characters – the asylum nurse and infamous villain Mildred Ratched.
Set in the 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.
The trailer sees the introduction of the concept of lobotomies, a major plot point in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” questioning whether it is playing God to call one feeling “right” and another “wrong.” The show delves a little deeper into the character of nurse Ratched than the book and film, as Paulson reveals in the voiceover that she was taken away from her parents when she was very young.
In a chilling monologue, Paulson says: “The doctors and nurses here, they want to give you hope that one day you can leave here. But you deserve someone to show you mercy… how different I would be if someone had.”
Sharon Stone is once again seen with a monkey on her shoulder, as she plays the equally eccentric character Lenore Osgood. The cast also includes Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood, Annie Starke as Lily Cartwright and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn.
“Ratched” will premiere on Netflix on Friday, September 18, 2020.