Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series “Ratched” belies a growing darkness
Watch the freshly dropped trailer.
Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s brand-new series, Ratched, and I’ve got to say – it’s looking promising.
This comes after his ridiculous, indulgent, and all-around amusing political parody, The Politician, with Gwyneth Paltrow playing a scene-stealing side character to carry the entire damn show. Hollywood is fine, too, I guess.
The last in his planned “trilogy” of original series, Ratched stars Sarah Paulson as the enigmatic Mildred Ratched, an assertive nurse in the 40’s with an apparent penchant for hammering. The show, created by Murphy and Ian Brennan (Cooties), is actually inspired by Nurse Ratched from Milos Forman’s 1975 classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
The full synopsis for Ratched reads:
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.
The series stars Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Jon Jon Briones, Finn Wittrock, Charlie Carver, Alice Englert, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, Sophie Okonedo, Brandon Flynn, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Ratched premieres on Netflix on September 18, 2020.
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