A series on one of the most infamous villains in movie history is coming to Netflix next week
Put this one at the top of your watch list.
Think of the most villainous characters in the history of movies and names such as Hannibal Lecter, Darth Vader and even Cruella de Vil likely spring to mind.
While she not might be as evil to the naked eye as any of those three, there are few characters possessing of as much cruelty or darkness as Nurse Ratched, a character made famous in one of the all-time greats, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
If you haven’t yet seen it, we suggest you do so at the earliest opportunity, but another way of getting an insight into why Nurse Ratched is so infamous will be to watch a new series dedicated to her origin story coming to Netflix next week.
Ratched is described as a “suspenseful drama series” that documents the arrival of nurse Mildred Ratched at a leading psychiatric hospital in Northern California, where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.
“On a clandestine mission,” the synopsis reads, “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.”
Setting the scene nicely, if quite scarily, we think you’ll agree.
As well as being based on an iconic movie character, Ratched also comes with a top notch cast.
Sarah Paulson, who you might remember from American Horror Story and The People vs O.J. Simpson, stars in the title role, while Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone, Corey Stoll and Vincent D'onofrio also feature.
Ratched arrives on Netflix on 18 September, check out the final trailer below.