Final Trailer For ‘Ratched’ Sets Stage For Series

Horror fans anxious for the debut of the Netflix series Ratched–the prequel to the classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest–will enjoy the final trailer released this week.

The nearly three-minute trailer–which can be viewed below–teases the premiere episode of Ratched streaming on Netflix Sept. 18, as reported by collider.com.

The series–created by Evan Romansky–relates the backstory of the villainous Nurse Mildred Ratched of the 1975 Oscar-winning film, giving viewers the chance to “meet the woman before the monster,” as the synopsis explains.

The show, set in 1947, finds Ratched in a California psychiatric hospital “where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.” Ratched starts to “infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, (and her) stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within–revealing that true monsters are made, not born.”

Executive producer Ryan Murphy reportedly has drawn up plans for a four-season origin arc for Ratched, with the series already renewed for 18 episodes over two seasons. The titular nurse is expected to square off with a different male adversary each season, leading to the fourth and final season that will introduce the Cuckoo’s Nest storyline into the show.

Ratched, as reported here in Horror News Network, stars Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Alice Englert, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, Sophie Okonedo and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Murphy is joined by Paulson, Michael Douglas, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Robert Mitas and Tim Minear as executive producers.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest--directed by Milos Forman from the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey–became a genre giant, earning Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor (Jack Nicholson), Actress (Louise Fletcher) and Screenplay.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Ratched on Netflix.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest News

Godzilla Comic Books, Games Coming From IDW Publishing

The Big Fella with the radioactive personality is back--and IDW Publishing and Toho International, Inc. are teaming up to show off Godzilla in a...

‘The Conjuring 3’, Others Set For Theaters, HBO Max

Maybe--just maybe--the Devil made them do it. In a move that may herald a trend in this pandemic-plagued world, WarnerMedia this week said it would...

Even ‘The Walking Dead’ Get Into The Holiday Spirit

You may not want to share your yuletide egg nog with a bunch of zombies, but AMC is still bringing you its first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special later this...

‘Scream’ Cast Kept In Dark About Ending Of New Film

In what seems to be an endless news stream pouring from the new Scream film, yet another tidbit was dropped his week. Turns out that secrecy...

Gravitas Ventures Set To Release ‘Grizzly II: Revenge’

Gravitas Ventures has acquired Grizzly II: Revenge, a sequel to William Girdler’s 1976 film Grizzly.  Grizzly II: Revenge is directed by André Szöts, written by David Shaldon and Joan McCall and stars George Clooney,...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.

Site Sponsors