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'American Horror Story' Fans Will Love Sarah Paulson's Scary New Netflix Series 'Ratched'

'American Horror Story' Fans Will Love Sarah Paulson's Scary New Netflix Series 'Ratched'

American Horror Story fans, take note! A new Netflix series starring Sarah Paulson is on its way to the streaming platform and it looks epic.

Ratched is based on the 1962 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and focuses on - you guessed it - Nurse Ratched.

Set in 1947, the prequel series will focus on asylum nurse, Mildred Ratched before she became the evil mental health nurse we now know her to be.

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As Netflix explain: "The series is set to be an origin story of sorts taking us back to before Nurse Ratched had evolved to the monster by exploiting people in the mental health care system."

The series focuses on nurse Ratched (Credit: Netflix)
The series focuses on nurse Ratched (Credit: Netflix)

The psychological drama sees Mildred arrive in northern California in 1947, looking for employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.

Although she portrays herself as everything a professional and dedicated nurse should be, she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it.

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As Netflix explain, "Mildred's stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born."

Sounds so creepy - but epic.

It stars Sarah Paulson as nurse Ratched (Credit: Netflix)
It stars Sarah Paulson as nurse Ratched (Credit: Netflix)

Also starring alongside Sarah Paulson is fellow American Horror Story actor Jon Jon Briones, who plays Dr Richard Hanover.

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Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon also stars as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise and Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright.

Sophie Okonedo meanwhile plays Charlotte and Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Gov. George Wilburn. Phew! What a line up.

And the best bit is, we have a release date. Netflix has confirmed the eight-part series will arrive on the streaming platform on Friday 18th September.

We'll be binging all of this in one go.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, Netflix

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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