Ratched Might Just Fill the Void While You Wait For More American Horror Story

Watch the trailer for the new Netflix drama, starring Sarah Paulson as the iconic Nurse Ratched, premiering September 18

By Lauren Piester Aug 04, 2020 5:25 PMTags

We may have to wait for more American Horror Story since it hasn't been able to film yet, but that hole in your heart may just be filled by Ratched.

Sarah Paulson stars in and executive produces the Netflix drama, which was also executive produced by Ryan Murphy and tells the origin story of Nurse Ratched, the iconic character from the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, as well as the 1962 novel of the same name. She was originally played by Louise Fletcher, but now she's played by Paulson, and she's only a little bit less terrifying. 

The trailer makes it clear that just because Nurse Ratched is a little younger, that doesn't mean she's any less savage, and there's plenty of blood, gore, creeps, and even what looks to be a musical number reminiscent of season two of American Horror Story, which just so happened to also take place in a mental hospital. 

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Watch the trailer below! 

Paulson and costars Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Finn Wittrock, Sophie Okonedo, and Jon Jon Briones took the virtual stage on Tuesday for a TV Critics Association panel, and Paulson was asked for a few updates on when American Horror Story might return. Short answer: she doesn't know. 

Back in March, Murphy confirmed that Paulson would return for season 10 after sitting out season nine, along with newcomer Macaulay Culkin. The season 10 cast also includes Evan PetersKathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Wittrock.

Ratched will premiere September 18 on Netflix.