It seems like Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson just can’t quit each other. And we’re definitely not complaining.
Until now, the pair had a lot of collaborations together which led to great success on multiple projects like American Horror Story and American Crime Story. They will once again team up for Ratched, a series about the origin of the malicious nurse famously portrayed by Louise Fletcher in 1974’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Isn’t this great news you guys? We are more than happy to see them together once again.
The Netflix series will start in 1974 and chronicle Ratched’s evolution into a full nightmare nurse. And yes, the plot seems very interesting too.
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Netflix has greenlit the project for two seasons, and this marks Murphy’s first streaming series. The pilot script is written by newcomer Evan Romansky. Murphy and Michael Douglas will EP the show and Paulson will produce it. Ratched is planned to go in production in 2018.
Okay, this is beyond exciting. I don’t even wanna think about the fact that we’ll have to wait for it until 2018, along with GoT Season 8 (and that’s maybe even 2019) and so many other amazing projects. Well, at least we can find comfort in American Horror Story: Cult for now. Did you see the first episode? Now, that gave me some trouble sleeping.