Fans Are Already Asking For A Second Series Of Netflix's Ratched
The show, which stars Sarah Paulson, tells the origin story of Nurse Mildred Ratched, a character created in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and later immortalised by a terrifying Louise Fletcher in the 1975 movie of the same name, which also starred Jack Nicholson.
The first series has eight episodes, and is set in 1947 - which is a good sign, given that the film was set in the 1950s.
The show's official synopsis reads: "From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched.
"In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.
"On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred's stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smouldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born."
So far, there has not been an official announcement of a second season for the show, but it seems as if it is very much on the cards.
Without giving anything away about the show, there'll be time for wrapping up some loose ends after season one.
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Paulson's character, at the point that the prequel is set, has yet to completely become the cold and calculated figure of the film, and the American Horror Story actor argues that her character is not a complete villain - yet.
She told Oprah Mag: "I think she does some morally reprehensible things. But we're all capable of doing questionable things, if you're really honest with yourself, if there's something you really want. If you believe your life literally depended on it."
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Paulson added: "I identified very deeply with her loneliness. I think ultimately at the end of the day, that is sort of what drives Mildred - a pursuit of survival and of finding some sense of home.
"Even though the methods that she chooses to achieve that internal security are somewhat questionable, I would argue that she's doing them with a potentially selfish need, but a survival need nevertheless.
"Sort of an animal need that blinds her to the inappropriateness of some her actions."
The entire first season is available to watch on Netflix from today.
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