Ratched Trailer: Netflix’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Prequel Series


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest may not be a movie that easily lends itself to the possibility of a sequel or a prequel, but that hasn’t stopped Evan Romansky, Ryan Murphy and Netflix from moving forward with Ratched, a TV series that explores the backstory for the film’s memorable villain, Nurse Ratched. Originally played by Louise Fletcher in the 1975 film, the series stars Sarah Paulson in the lead role and takes place in 1947 with Ratched seeking employment at a Northern California psychiatric hospital. Obviously this show follows in the footsteps of series like Hannibal and Bates Motel which explore the evolution of a monster, balancing both drama and suspense. With a supporting cast that includes Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll and Vincent D’Onofrio, the show arrives on September 18th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.