Ratched is an American psychological thriller web television series on Netflix. The show was created by Evan Romansky who also wrote the pilot before handing the script off to television producer Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story). The new Netflix show is based on the Nurse Ratched character from Ken Kesey’s 1926 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Since it’s release, the series has received mixed or average reviews, with a score of 51 out of 100 based on 25 critic reviews, according to Metacritic.
When is the Ratched season 1 release date on Netflix?
The series was first announced on September 6, 2017 when Netflix ordered two seasons consisting of 9 episodes each. The first season has just premiered on Netflix yesterday, September 18th, 2020, which included eight episodes running 45 to 62 minutes. Although a release date has not been announced for Ratched season 2, you can expect a renewal based on Netflix’s original production order of not one but two seasons.
What is the story line of Ratched season 1?
Netflix’s new Ratched series is set in the year 1947, as a prequel to the events that occured in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The story centers around asylum nurse Mildred Ratched who arrives in Northern California seeking employment at a Lucia State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital, shortly after serving as an army nurse in World War II. She’s keen on maintaining a professional image in front of her coworkers to represent what a dedicated nurse should act like; however, beneath her stylish exterior lies a much more sinister agenda. The show dives into Nurse Ratched’s past to explain how those experiences shaped her into the insidious character that she became.
Who stars in Ratched season 1?
The Ratched cast is stacked with many well known names in Hollywood, including:
- Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched (American Horror Story, Ocean’s 8, American Crime Story)
- Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson (American Horror Story, Unbroken, The Big Short)
- Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2)
- Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover (Miss Saigon and Anyone Home?)
- Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan (Teen Wolf and Desperate Housewives)
- Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket (The Dress Maker and My Brilliant Career)
- Sharon Stone as Lenor Osgood (Basic Insinct, Casino, Total Recall)
- Joseph Marcell as Len Bronley (Geoffrey from Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
Ratched Season 1 Trailers
The Official Trailer released on August 4th, 2020
The Final Trailer released on September 8th, 2020