It’s been one whole year and we’re still waiting for the second season of ‘Ratched.’ It makes us wonder if we’re getting a season 2 at all? The answer is yes, but then again we haven’t really heard anything from the showrunners till now. Here’s what we know about Ratched season 2 release date, cast and more.
About the Show
Ratched is an American psychological thriller series that first premiered on Netflix on September 18, 2020. This series is created by Evan Romansky and developed by Ryan Murphy.
The Netflix series is based on Nurse Mildred Ratched from the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). The series is set in 1947 and revolves around Mildred who appears in Northern California in search of a job at an asylum where various disturbing experiments are performed on the minds of people.
Is Season 2 of Ratched Confirmed?
In an interview with star Sarah Paulson via EW said, “We’re definitely doing a second season, but if we were to go on, the plan would be to do about four seasons,” she continued, “And in the fourth season, we end up in the Cuckoo’s Nest era.” However, Paulson has no idea when the second season will take place although we know that it’s happening.
Speaking to The Wrap she also explained where season 2 might take off. Here’s what she said:
“I certainly think the story going forward is going to involve something about a tectonic plate shift inside of Mildred in terms of who and what her brother is and what she’ll be willing to do and, most importantly, not willing to do for him anymore. Or are we going to go down a road where her love for her brother contributes to her behaving in ways that are morally reprehensible, that we’ve already seen in the first season that she did solely for him? And the consequences were significant, people lost their lives. So it’s a question of how far will that love of her brother take Mildred? Will it take her away from Gwendolyn? Will Nurse Bucket maintain her camaraderie? There are a bunch of ways it can all shake out and I am the last person to tell you where that currently lives in Ryan’s mind, I have no idea.”
In an interview with Variety, actress Sarah Paulson, who portrays the titular character of Nurse Mildred Ratched in the series said:
“Nobody knows anything about season 2 because Ryan, with the number of things he has going on, who’s to know when that’s all going to begin? And you throw in the pandemic, and then we think well who knows?”
Earlier it was expected that second season would be out in June of 2022, however, it looks it’s going to take a while for fans to see the new episodes. As of now, Netflix hasn’t provided an official release date for the upcoming second season but hopefully, they make an announcement soon.
As for the predicted release date for Ratched season 2 we can expect the second season to arrive in late 2022 or sometime in 2023.
The official cast for the upcoming season is not confirmed but we expect to see the old faces reprising their roles including Sarah Paulson (as Nurse Mildred Ratched), Finn Wittrock (as Edmund Tolleson), Cynthia Nixon (as Gwendolyn Briggs), Jon Jon Briones (as Dr. Richard Hanover – Dr. Manuel Banaga), Charlie Carver (as Huck Finnigan), Judy Davis (as Nurse Betsy Bucket), Sharon Stone (as Lenore Osgood), Corey Stoll (as Charles Wainwright), Vincent D’Onofrio (as Governor George Willburn), Alice Englert (as Nurse Dolly), Amanda Plummer (as Louise), Jermaine Williams (as Harold), Annie Starke (as Lily Cartwright Brandon), Flynn (as Henry Osgood), Michael Benjamin Washington (as Trevor Briggs), and Sophie Okonedo (as Charlotte Wells).
Ratched Season 2 Plot
Not much is known about the upcoming season plot. However, Paulson speaking with Variety told “I think it wouldn’t have been interesting to me to explore the parts of Mildred Ratched that aren’t porous, in the movie, she is calcified, there’s hardness, nothing ekes out, and I remember when I first saw the movie thinking that she was a villain and evil and all this stuff.
“And then when I rewatched it before we started, I thought, you know this is a woman who is a victim of a patriarchal infrastructure in this hospital, and could it be considered that she didn’t have any choice about whether or not she can access her heart in her way if she could bring her femininity and her womanhood to the job.”
Season 1 of Ratched is available to watch on Netflix. Here is the trailer of the first season: