After giving the world the first look at his new Netflix show Ratched, Ryan Murphy has released the first trailer for the show. And all we can ask for is mercy.
The suspenseful drama series is set in 1947 and tells the story of nurse Mildred Ratched. An asylum nurse, Ratched (played by Sarah Paulson) lands a job at a leading psychiatric hospital where she takes part in "new and unsettling experiments." The show functions as the origin tale of Ratched who has a pretty iconic and unforgettable storyline in One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest.
The series casts 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 Wells, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood and Vincent D'Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn.
As a Murphy show it has the unmistakable luxe, cinematic quality that we've come to know and love. The mix of that sort of high-glam visual with the darkness of the content will no doubt bring some to think of American Horror Story. Murphy is joined as an executive producer by Paulson, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Michael Douglas, Robert Mitas and Tim Minear.