Ryan Murphy is working on more iconic shows than we can count, and one more wouldn’t hurt. He’s currently developing the origin story of the infamous Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and we finally know who’s going to star in it.
Murphy’s frequent collaborator Sarah Paulson, who received a Golden Globe for American Crime Story, will play titular character in Ratched. Her involvement is nothing new, but Murphy finally revealed who’ll be joining her on this incredible journey.
He shared the list of 10 actors who’ll also star in Cuckoo’s Nest prequel, including Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Judy Davis, Corey Stoll and Finn Wittrock. It’s still a mystery who they’re going to play, and it’s unclear if any of the original characters will make a comeback.
This promising series will be set in 1947 and it will track nurse Ratched’s murderous progression through the mental health care system. It will be Murphy’s first collaboration with Netflix – this streaming service ordered two seasons, consisting of nine episodes each.