Ryan Murphy just can't quit Sarah Paulson—thankfully.

The two have been working together since 2004 and just lined up another project, but this time it's not on FX. Paulson will star in a One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest prequel TV series playing Nurse Ratched for Netflix. What is it about Paulson that makes her such a great muse for Murphy?

"What I love about [Paulson and Jessica Lange, another Murphy muse] as people and actors is they don't suffer fools and they're all about, ‘How can we make this better? Let's keep working at it.' They're a fount of ideas and they work really hard and prepare a lot," Murphy told Kristin Dos Santos in March 2017.

"Jessica and Sarah are people who come to the set…and know all of the parts," he continued, "so it's very interesting to me to say, well what do you think about that B subplot, even though you're not in it, do you have an opinion?"

"They're both perfectionists and they give everything to a project and then they get exhausted and then you have to wait until they get restored…I love them both and I think of them for everything I do just because I love being around them," Murphy said.

Paulson and Murphy's working relationship, which shows no signs of slowing down, has been going on for 13 years. Your guide to all their projects, past, present and future is here!

Nip Tuck, Sarah Paulson


Sarah Paulson, Billie Dean Howard


Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum


Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story, Coven

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American Horror Story, Freak Show


American Horror Story: Hotel, AHS


Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Crime Story, TV Transformations


American Horror Story Roanoke, 2017 Emmys


Feud: Bette and Joan, Sarah Paulson


American Horror Story: Cult, AHS: Cult


Sarah Paulson, 2017 Tony Awards, Arrivals

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Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sarah Paulson

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American Horror Story: Cult airs Tuesdays, 10 p.m. on FX.

Nurse Ratched and Katrina: American Crime Story do not have premiere dates.

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