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Nurse Ratched Get Origins Story in Ryan Murphy's Netflix Series 'Ratched'

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Ratched Sarah Paulson

The Nurse Ratched character in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST novel and adapted movie is one of the most iconic villains. Courtesy of Ryan Murphy, the character is getting an origins story in "Ratched," a Netflix series. One of his muses, Sarah Paulson will be playing Midred Ratched. The first look comes by way of new images. 

Actress Louise Fletcher created the movie version of the character opposite Jack Nicholson in 1975. Paulson has very big shoes to fill, but we don't doubt the accomplished actor is up to it.

The longline promises the younger Ratched played by Paulson will not be a monster yet, but she'll transition into one.

Ratched Sharon Stone

The first images released show Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon and another Murphy regular Finn Wittrock. The 8 episode series premieres on Netflix on Friday, September 18.

Official Synopsis
From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, RATCHED is 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. 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 Finn Wittrock

RATCHED was inspired by the iconic and unforgettable character of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and was created by Evan Romansky. The series stars Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched, Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn. The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Sarah Paulson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Michael Douglas, Robert Mitas and Tim Minear.

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