Ratched (TV series)
|Created by||Evan Romansky|
|Based on||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|
by Ken Kesey
|Country of origin||United States|
Ratched is an upcoming American drama web television series, based on the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, that is set to premiere on Netflix. The series was created by Evan Romansky and is set to star Sarah Paulson as the titular Nurse Ratched.
Ratched is described as "an origins story, beginning in 1947, which will follow Ratched’s journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster. The series will track her murderous progression through the mental health care system."
Cast and characters
- Sarah Paulson as Nurse Ratched
- Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover
- Finn Wittrock
- Charlie Carver
- Judy Davis
- Harriet Harris
- Cynthia Nixon
- Hunter Parrish
- Amanda Plummer
- Corey Stoll
- Sharon Stone
On September 6, 2017, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for two seasons consisting of nine episodes apiece. Netflix reportedly won a bidding war over Hulu and Apple who also were interested in developing the project. The series was created by Evan Romansky who also wrote the pilot. His script was eventually received by television producer Ryan Murphy, who then spent a year securing the rights to the Nurse Ratched character and the participation of the Saul Zaentz estate and Michael Douglas, who owned the screen rights to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Murphy is expected to direct the pilot and executive produce alongside Douglas, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley and Jacob Epstein. Production companies involved in the series are set to include Fox 21 Television Studios, The Saul Zaentz Company, and Ryan Murphy Productions.
Alongside the initial series order announcement, it was confirmed that Sarah Paulson had been cast in the lead role of Nurse Ratched. On December 11, 2018, it was reported that Finn Wittrock and Jon Jon Briones had joined the cast of the series. On January 14, 2019, it was announced that Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, and Sharon Stone had been cast in the series. In February 2019, it was reported that Rosanna Arquette, Vincent D'Onofrio, Don Cheadle, Alice Englert, Annie Starke, and Stan Van Winkle had been cast in recurring roles.
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