Watch: Netflix Shares Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'Ratched' Series Starring Sarah Paulson

Tuesday August 4, 2020

Netflix is sharing the first trailer for its upcoming Ryan Murphy series "Ratched," starring Sarah Paulson as the titular Nurse Mildred Ratched in the "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" prequel.

The streamer calls the upcoming show, also created by Ian Brennan, "a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched."

"In 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," Netflix writes. "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."

"Ratched" also stars Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Jon Jon Briones, Finn Wittrock, Charlie Carver, Corey Stoll, Sophie Okonedo and more.

"I feel like Nurse Ratched is sort of a shorthand for barbarism," Ryan Murphy told Vanity Fair about the series last month. "She became almost like a catchphrase for any sort of institutional abuse of power. What was interesting was trying to create an emotional character from a reputation that's very cold... trying to figure out every little detail about her childhood, her relationships, her sexuality. Because when people think of 'Ratched,' they think of her as shutoff and cruel and uncaring."

"Ratched" hits Netflix on Sept. 18. Watch the trailer below.

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