Ryan Murphy has assembled a starry cast—replete with theatre veterans—for his upcoming Netflix series Ratched. As previously reported, Sarah Paulson is set to star as a younger version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest villain Nurse Ratched.
Joining her will be recent Tony winner and New York gubernatorial primary candidate Cynthia Nixon, Tony winner Harriet Harris, Tony winner Amanda Plummer, Oscar nominees Sharon Stone and Judy Davis, and Broadway alums Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Hunter Parrish, and Corey Stoll.
Murphy took to Instagram to reveal the lineup “a true murderers’ row of talent”—adding that shooting will begin in a couple weeks. The series received a two-season order from the streaming service in September 2017. He is also at work on the Netflix series The Politician, starring Tony winners Ben Platt and Jessica Lange.
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"RATCHED" on Netflix starts shooting in a couple weeks. On behalf of myself and Ms. Sarah Catharine Paulson who plays the title role and is also a big fancy producer on it, we are thrilled to announce our amazing cast...a true murderers’ row of talent. So many of these actors are supremely talented folks who Sarah and I have both longed to work with. The Ratched Principal Players, in alphabetical order: JON JON BRIONES, CHARLIE CARVER, JUDY DAVIS, HARRIET HARRIS, CYNTHIA NIXON, HUNTER PARRISH, AMANDA PLUMMER, COREY STOLL, SHARON STONE AND FINN WITTROCK. More to come, but come on...Sarah, Cynthia, Judy, Amanda and Sharon, all doing scenes together? I cannot WAIT.