‘Ratched’: Cynthia Nixon, Corey Stoll, Sharon Stone Among 10 to Join Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Drama

Sarah Paulson stars in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel

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Ryan Murphy has announced 10 actors who will star in his upcoming Netflix drama “Ratched,” including Judy Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone and Corey Stoll.

Also joining the cast of the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel series, which will star Sarah Paulson in the titular role, are Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer and Finn Wittrock.

“‘Ratched’ on Netflix starts shooting in a couple weeks,” Murphy wrote in a post on Instagram on Monday. “On behalf of myself and Ms. Sarah Catharine Paulson who plays the title role and is also a big fancy producer on it, we are thrilled to announce our amazing cast…a true murderers’ row of talent. So many of these actors are supremely talented folks who Sarah and I have both longed to work with.”

He continued, “More to come, but come on…Sarah, Cynthia, Judy, Amanda and Sharon, all doing scenes together? I cannot WAIT.”


“Ratched” is set in the 1940s and centers on the professional beginnings for a young version of the villainous Nurse Ratched, who originated in the 1962 Ken Kesey novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Michael Douglas, producer of the 1975 Milos Forman-directed film adaptation, and Murphy are executive producers on the prequel project, written by Evan Romansky. Netflix previously handed the series a two-season, 18-episode order.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, “Ratched” was one of the final series Murphy developed at the studio before moving over to Netflix with a rich overall deal last year.