“Providing you guys give a shit about it, we will ultimately end up in the era of Cuckoo’s Nest.”
Sarah Paulson has teased the future of her brand new Netflix series Ratched.
The actress, who leads the thriller as classic One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest character Mildred Ratched, recently responded to fan theories about her film and television projects including American Horror Story, Oceans 8 and her latest small screen adventure with Ryan Murphy.
One fan predicted that the first season would end with Mildred ‘opening a file’ and seeing the face of Jack Nicholson’s character, Randle Patrick “R.P.” McMurphy, from the original 1975 adaptation.
“That is not what happens,” Sarah responded. “That is not what happens on this programme.”
She continued: “If we make it all the way to season four, providing you guys give a shit about it, we will ultimately end up in the era of Cuckoo’s Nest. But perhaps, it’s not in the hospital. That’s all you’re getting from me on that.”
Sarah also semi-confirmed that her version of Mildred will continue to divert from Louise Fletcher’s Academy Award-winning depiction of the character.
“You might be onto something,” she whispered into the camera after a fan speculated that she’s “not so much the monster in Cuckoo’s Nest after all.”
Ratched is set in 1947 and follows Mildred as she arrives in Northern Carolina to “seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind,” where she will present herself as the “perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be.”
The series, which has received a two-season order at Netflix, also stars Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan and Alice Englert as Nurse Dolly.
Deep breath for even more star power: Amanda Plummer as Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn, Harriet Sansom Harris as Ingrid Blix, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood, Hunter Parish as Father Andrews and Rosanna Arquette as Anna.
Although the series has received mixed reviews, it hit the number one spot in 50 countries on Netflix – watch the trailer below.