American Horror Story Star Sarah Paulson Confirms No American Horror Stories Season 2 on Netflix
Netflix Series Ratched Cancelled After One Season
In a shocking turn of events, Sarah Paulson has confirmed that her Netflix Series Ratched will not be returning for a second season. The News comes as a disappointment to fans who had been eagerly awaiting the продолжение of the origin story of the infamous Nurse Ratched from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
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While greeting fans at the stage door of her Broadway play Appropriate, Paulson addressed the question of a potential second season of the Netflix drama and somberly replied, “No.” The exchange was captured in a video shared via an American Horror Story fan account on social media.
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Developed by Ryan Murphy, Ratched depicted the origin story of the infamous Nurse Ratched (Paulson) from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, which was also adapted into a 1975 film in which Louise Fletcher portrayed Ratched. The eight-episode drama followed Mildred Ratched’s journey from her earliest days working her job at a psychiatric hospital, navigating the brutal mental healthcare system to her ultimate assumption of the role of head nurse in Cuckoo’s Nest.
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The cancellation of Ratched is not entirely surprising, given that it has been nearly four years since the first season premiered. Although the show did nab four Emmy nominations, including one for Best Guest Actress for Sophie Okenedo.
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Paulson is a regular in the Murphy television universe, however, appearing on multiple seasons of AHS and earning critical acclaim for her performances in both the Monica Lewinsky and O.J. Simpson seasons of American Crime Story.
- Ratched Canceled After One Season At Netflix; Sarah Paulson Confirms No Season 2
- Ratched Canceled After One Season At Netflix; Sarah Paulson Confirms
- Despite an initial two-season order, Ratched, Ryan Murphy’s asylum drama series starring Sarah Paulson, has been canceled after one season.
- After four years, what has long been suspected, has been confirmed. Despite an initial two-season order, Ratched, Ryan Murphy’s asylum drama series starring Sarah Paulson in the title role, has been canceled after one season at Netflix.
- Inspired by the diabolical Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ratched, from Murphy and Ian Brennan and executive produced by the film’s producer Michael Douglas, was set in mid-20th century Northern California.
- It centered around Mildred Ratched (Paulson), who lands a job at a psychiatric hospital as a nurse. The series followed the nurse’s first days navigating the mental healthcare system and her journey to head nurse in Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel.
- The origin story, created by Evan Romansky, also starred Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, Sophie Okonedo and Vincent D’Onofrio.
- Douglas executive produced the series alongside Murphy, Brennan, Paulson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Robert Mitas and Tim Minear.
- Ratched received a two-season straight-to-series order in 2017 and launched its eight-episode first season in September 2020. The series received four Emmy nominations during its run, including guest actress in a drama series for Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, as well as Period Costumes, Period and/or Character Hairstyling and Period and/or Character Makeup.
Representatives for Paulson and Netflix did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
Despite the cancellation of Ratched, fans can still enjoy Paulson’s many other upcoming projects, including the psychological thriller Dust and the Prime Video television series Mr. & Mrs. Smith.