Emmy Winning Sarah Paulson to Star in Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Prequel Story

By Sam Curran

Executive producer Ryan Murphy has a prequel series to the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, called Ratched.  Ratched follows Nurse Ratched from the original film who will be played by Emmy winner Sarah Paulson.  Michael Douglas, producer of the original film, will also be listed as an executive producer along with Ryan Murphy.  The drama has secured two seasons at Netflix totaling 18 episodes with production beginning in the middle of 2018.

This origin story takes place in 1947 and will follow the fall of Nurse Ratched as she progresses through the mental health care system.  This story was created by Evan Romansky shortly after finishing film school and his script was given to Ryan Murphy by CAA agent Joe Cohen.  Ratched serves as Murphy’s first streaming series, as well as proving to be a great feat for Romansky receiving a big package and two season guarantee from his first script out of school.