Deadline is reporting that Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer and Corey Stoll will round out the cast for Ryan Murphy’s drama series on Netflix focusing on a young Nurse Ratched.
Ratched is an origins story which will begin in 1947, where we follow the title characters journey (played by Sarah Paulson) and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster, with the series tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Ryan Murphy released the following statement, saying:
[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 series picked up a two-season, 18-episode, straight-to-series order at Netflix back in September of last year.
The origin series is created by Evan Romansky, who will serve as a co-executive producer, with Ryan Murphy, Michael Douglas, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley and Jacob Epstein of Lighthouse Management and Media serving as executive producers, with Sarah Paulson producing alongside Paul Zaentz of the Saul Zaentz Company, which owns the rights to the One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest film.