Ryan Murphy's latest Netflix series, Ratched, debuts on September 18 and today its released its second and final trailer. A suspenseful drama centered on Nurse Mildred Ratched, it contains all the chilling, eery, and chic energy we expected from the first.
Inspired by the character Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ratched is an origin story. It is set in 1947 where Mildred, played by Sarah Paulson, arrives in Northern California looking for a job. She lands one at a psychiatric hospital where they are experimenting on new "treatments" for the ailments of the day. But, as evidenced by the new trailer, some of the things they were trying to "fix" weren't ailments at all.
"Juvenile distraction, lesbianism, mania, all of these maladies can be reversed," Dr. Richard Hanover, played by Jon Jon Briones, says in the trailer.
"But then, aren't we playing God?" Gwendolyn Briggs, played by Cynthia Nixon, asks later. "Aren't we saying there's one feeling there's right and another feeling that's wrong?"
The project receives the same lush treatment we've come to expect from Murphy projects but has within it the darkness of any American Horror Story season. The cast is rounded out by Judy Davis playing Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharron Stone playing Lenore Osgood, Finn Wittrock playing Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver playing Huck, Alice Englert playing Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Sophie Okonedo playing Charlotte Wells, Corey Stoll playing Charles Wainwright, Brandon Flynn playing Henry Osgood, Annie Starke playing Lily Cartwright, and Vincent D'Onofrio playing Governor George Wilburn.