Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Ryan Murphy's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' Prequel Series Starring Sarah Paulson Lands at Netflix

Netflix has just picked up a prequel series to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest entitled Ratched created by Ryan Murphy and starring Sarah Paulson. The order is for 18 episodes across two seasons.

The origin story begins in 1947 and follows Nurse Ratched's (Paulson) journey and evolution from nurse to monster. The show will follow her deadly progression through the mental health care system.

Production on the new drama will begin in mid-2018 after Paulson and Murphy complete filming on the third season of American Crime Story - where Paulson is set to play the lead role. 

Evan Romansky developed the drama, with Murphy set to direct the premiere. Murphy executive produces with Michael Douglas, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley and Jacob Epstein. Romansky is set as a co-executive produce, while Paulson and Paul Zaentz will serve as producers. Fox 21 Television Studios and Lighthouse Management will produce.

Ratched marks Murphy's first series for a streaming outlet.