FIRST LOOK | Sarah Paulson in Netflix suspense drama Ratched

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Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.
Photo: Saeed Adyani/Netflix
  • Netflix has released first look images for the upcoming drama, Ratched.
  • The series is inspired by the iconic character of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Emmy award-winning actor Sarah Paulson stars as Mildred Ratched.
  • The series will premiere on the streaming service Friday, 18 September.

Sarah Paulson plays the titular character Mildred Ratched in the upcoming Netflix drama, Ratched.

The series is inspired by the iconic and unforgettable character of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

On Wednesday the streaming services released first look images and announced the 18 September release date.

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the series tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. 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.

Other cast members include 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.

SEE THE PICTURES HERE:

Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.
Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs.
Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs.
Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells and Jon Jon Brio
Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells and Jon Jon Briones as Dr Richard Hanover.
Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson.
Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson.
Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket.
Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket.
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.
Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood.
Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood.
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched and Cynthia Nixon
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched and Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs.
Liz Femi as Leona and Charlie Carver as Huck Finni
Liz Femi as Leona and Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan.
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.
Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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