Netflix has released 11 first look images from ‘American Horror Story’ creator Ryan Murphy’s latest series ‘Ratched’ on the origin of one the world’s most iconic characters.

Inspired by the iconic and unforgettable character of Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ and created by Evan Romansky.

The 8 episode series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smouldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.

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(L to R) SARAH PAULSON as MILDRED RATCHED and CYNTHIA NIXON as GWENDOLYN BRIGGS Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) SOPHIE OKONEDO as CHARLOTTE WELLS and JON JON BRIONES as DR. RICHARD HANOVER Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) SHARON STONE as LENORE OSGOOD Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) LIZ FEMI as LEONA and CHARLIE CARVER as HUCK FINNIGAN Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) JUDY DAVIS as NURSE BETSY BUCKET Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020

The series stars Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched, 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, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn.

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(L to R) SARAH PAULSON as MILDRED RATCHED  Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) CYNTHIA NIXON as GWENDOLYN BRIGGS Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) FINN WITTROCK as EDMUND TOLLESON Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020

The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Sarah Paulson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Michael Douglas, Robert Mitas and Tim Minear.

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The new series premieres on Netflix September 18th

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(L to R) SARAH PAULSON as MILDRED RATCHED and CYNTHIA NIXON as GWENDOLYN BRIGGS Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) SARAH PAULSON as MILDRED RATCHED  Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020
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(L to R) SHARON STONE as LENORE OSGOOD and BRANDON FLYNN as HENRY OSGOOD Cr. SAEED ADYANI/NETFLIX © 2020

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