Netflix was so hopeful in the release of American psychological thriller Ratched such that it had already booked two seasons back in September 2017. Well, Netflix is not wrong. The Season 1, which was released on Netflix on September 18, is already trending on the platform and enthusiasts are already looking forward to the next season.
However, the release of the next season may be delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As far as we know, we can expect the next season on Netflix in the first half of 2022.
Netflix Ratched Season 2 Release Date
The story is about an asylum nurse, Mildred Ratched, who began to work at a psychiatric hospital in Northern California. Ratched had a very trauma filled childhood and this was the driving force that led her to become a nurse.
The first Season finished off with Mildred trying to murder her brother Edmund to save him from the torture of electric chair. However, Edmund escapes leaving the spectators worried. Mildred then moves to Mexico with her girlfriend Gwendolyn. Her brother goes around killing other nurses as a sought warning to Mildred. Mildred finally decides to put up a fight with her brother before he tries to find and kill her. So the viewers can expect the next season to be about the rival between Mildred and her brother as well as how this will affect her life.
Will Ratched Season 2 link with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?
The character name as well as the title is after Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Milos Forman drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest had swept away top five Academy awards back in 1976.
The Netflix series , however, is not an exact copy of the novel. But the character Ratched is adapted from the novel. The series also adds more dimension to the character and portrays the subtle shades of the original one. Ryan Murphy wanted Ratched to be a much more passive and emotional character rather than the cold blooded. Also, Ratched in Netflix is much younger and the plot takes place several years before the novel’s timeline.
To much awe, the Academy Award winning movie is also available on Netflix. But we cannot confirm that Season 2 might not move into this sort. But according to Paulson, in order to reach the novel’s time period, they might as well as take four seasons. So, if this series can make it to the top charts, then maybe, we can see the original Ratched.
Who is in the cast of Ratched Season 2?
There has been no confirmation from the series side about the cast of the Ratched Season 2. Fans can expect the return of almost everyone who survived in season 1. This includes Sarah Paulson as nurse Ratched, Finn Wittrock as Ratched psychotic brother Edmund, Cynthia Nixon as Ratched’s girlfriend, Judy Davis as Nurse Betty and Ratched’s patients such as Charlotte well played by Sophie Okonedo.