Netflix subscribers flocked to Ryan Murphys Ratched was published on the streaming platform. Many viewers consumed all eight episodes of the Sarah Paulson-directed series in one sitting. And of course the fans long for more. But has Ratched was renewed for season 2? Here’s what we know so far.
What is ‘Ratched’ on Netflix about?
Ratched is the genesis of Mildred Ratched (Paulson) from the 1975 film One flew over the cuckoo’s nest. The legendary villain was originally played by Louise Fletcher and even earned the actor an Oscar. Even so, Paulson’s nurse Ratched is a far cry from the sinister character in the original film, as Murphy’s latest vision seeks to humanize her.
“I think Nurse Ratched is kind of an acronym for barbarism. It became almost a catchphrase for any kind of institutional abuse of power, ”Murphy told Vanity Fair in July. “What was interesting was trying to turn a very cold reputation into an emotional character … and find out every detail about their childhood, their relationships, their sexuality.”
“Ratched” was reportedly recorded for two seasons on Netflix
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When Ratched The first season fell on Netflix in September, the grand finale left plenty of room for a second season – and beyond. Back in 2017, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Netflix had ordered two seasons of Ratched A total of 18 episodes. So it is likely Ratched Season 2 will be 10 episodes.
In the meantime, Paulson recently hinted at Ratched has the potential to continue for four years.
“We’ve already been picked up for a second season so we can at least tell this story,” the actor told Metro UK. “It was always clear to me that we would do it for about four years.”
It also seems that the team has a final for that in mind Ratched Season finale.
“The last year would be Mildred in the era of Cuckoo’s nest“Said Paulson.” But we wouldn’t see her in the hospital. It would be her and her life outside of the hospital, but during that time. “
She continued, “We have the end of the story as to who Mildred was in the world in the mid-1970s. But how did she become that person? “
When will ‘Ratched’ Season 2 be released on Netflix?
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While it is clear that there is a lot to talk about, Netflix has yet to announce a release date Ratched Season 2. In an interview with Vulture published in September 2020, writer Evan Romansky revealed that the team is “planning season 2”. He also teased the possibility of other seasons.
“When I wrote the script, I had the basis for how audiences would feel about the character over a few seasons,” said Romansky.
Meanwhile, Paulson suggested not to start filming Ratched Season 2 anytime in the near future. So it may take a while for the series to return.
“Nobody knows about Season 2 because Ryan needs to know when this is all going to start with the number of things he’s got,” Paulson told Variety in September. “You throw in the pandemic and then we think well who knows.”
She added, “I look forward to just being Mildred Ratched again and looking at some of those faces.”
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