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Ratched: First look at Ryan Murphy’s original series

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Need a good dose of American Horror Story goodness right about now? Well, we at SciFiNow have you covered with a first look at Ryan Murphy’s Ratched, starring AHS’s own Sarah Paulson, alongside an eye-wateringly brilliant cast of AHS alumni and new actors to the Murphy fold.

Ratched (L to R) Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched and Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs (Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020)

Based on Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (created by Evan Romansky), Ratched is said to be a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of the asylum nurse.

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Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson (Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020)

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…

Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood and Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood ( Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020)

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched 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.

The eight-episode series premieres on Netflix on Friday 18  September.

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