Ratched: Prequel to Oscar Winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Starring Sarah Paulson

Ratched, the drama TV series, based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, will premiere on Netflix.

The series was created by Evan Romansky stars Sarah Paulson as Nurse Ratched.

Ratched is an an origins story, beginning in 1947, following Ratched’s journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster.

The series tracks her murderous progression through the mental health care system.

Photo: Louis Fletcher, Best Actress Oscar Winner as Nurse Ratched in Milos Forman’s 1975 Best Picture winner, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Main Cast

Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched
Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover
Finn Wittrock
Charlie Carver
Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket
Harriet Sansom Harris
Cynthia Nixon
Hunter Parrish
Amanda Plummer
Corey Stoll
Sharon Stone

Vincent D’Onofrio as Governor George Milburn
Rosanna Arquette
Don Cheadle
Stan Van Winkle as Dale Harman
Alice Englert as Dolly
Annie Starke
Ben Crowley as Reggie Hampson
Khanda Byambadorj as Dalisay Banaga

Episodes of first season include:

“Angel of Mercy” written by Ian Brennan
“Angel of Mercy, Part II” written by Evan Romansky
“Got No Strings” written by Jennifer Salt & Ian Brennan
“Ice Pick” written by Ian Brennan
“Mildred and Edmund” written by Ian Brennan, Evan Romansky & Jennifer Salt
“The Bucket List” written by Ian Brennan
“The Dance” written by Ian Brennan