Ratched is an English psychological thriller series made by Evan Romansky and developed by Ryan Murphy. The drama is a prequel to the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest that was released in 1975. It shows a story of a hospital nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred reaches Northern California in hope of getting a job at a popular psychiatric hospital where a variety of trials have started on people’s brains.
Following a secret operation, Mildred displays herself exactly like a committed nurse but situations are always changing and when she starts to invade the psychological health care department and people involved in it, her modern exterior contradicts increasing darkness that has been burning within, disclosing that real devils are created not born. This story has been loved by the viewers and they have also given great reviews to the drama.
The series has received 7.3/10 stars on the IMDb which means that people have shown interest in watching its episodes. Now, after seeing the first season fans are keenly waiting to know Ratched Season 2 release date. They want to know when the second season of their favorite series is going to arrive. And I’m quite sure that you are also a big fan of this show. So, here is what we have figured out for you –
Are We Getting To Know Ratched Season 2 Release Date?
Luckily, the Netflix thriller drama lovers are going to get an opportunity to watch season 2 soon. The reports of The Hollywood reporter claims that it was announced at the time of launching of the show that it would have 2 installments. However, it doesn’t amaze us as any series by popular creator Ryan Murphy, generally receives a warm welcome and develops an honest fanbase. Ratched is not the first one that has got such type of treatment.
However, it’s not clear when the entire crew will begin the filming of Ratched Season 2. But it’s seeming that the shooting of the second season will start either by the end of 2021 or in the first quarter of 2022. As the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, the filming dates can be altered i.e. can be delayed. As far as the Ratched Season 2 release date is concerned, no official details have come yet. If you remember the first season of the American drama was launched on 18th September 2020.
It consists of a total of 8 episodes each having an average length of 50-55 minutes. Now, we are hoping that season 2 will also be launched close to that month as well. Reports of trusted sources like Netflix life are indicating that Ratched Season 2 isn’t going to arrive this year. I think the network is looking at the 2022 launch date as creators haven’t started the second season’s production yet. They are trying their best but COVID-19 is creating troubles for them.
How Will Ratched Season 2 Plot Be?
The first season concluded with Ratched, Briggs, and Bucket on their celebration in Mexico. However, it wasn’t planned to wrap up in that manner. “It was not going to be a happy ending at the end of season one, and [the creators] changed it,” Nixon revealed to Oprahmag.com. There were a bunch of characters that were originally slated to die, and they changed their minds.
However, their heaven is going to be temporary as Edmund, who has murdered several nurses isn’t set to finish his wicked plans right now. Ratched’s sibling figured out that his sister planned to murder him and he is all set for revenge with Charlotte, who has several characters, and Lousie in tow. But is it going to happen?
The pair will surely face again each other, but will they succeed in developing bridges? We are also hoping to see an expanded bond between Ratched and Briggs, and Edmund and Charlotte in the Ratched Season 2 episodes.
Who Will Be Part Of Ratched Season 2 Cast?
There are some characters who won’t be seen in the upcoming season. Dr. Richard Hanover (Jon Jon Briones), nurse Huck Finnigan (Charlie Carver), Lenore Osgood (Sharon Stone), Dolly (Alice Englert), Charles Wainwright (Corey Stoll), and Harold (Jermaine Williams) are the ones who can’t become part of Ratched Season 2 part. They can be seen only in flashbacks.
Apart from them, the actors who were alive at the ending of the previous season are expected to return in season 2. Trusted sources like DigitalSpy are indicating that many former actors will come back in the second season. Showrunners can also introduce some new faces but till now we haven’t received any details about this matter. So, according to recent details, the stars who can be seen in the forthcoming season are –
- Sarah Paulson will play her role as Nurse Mildred Ratched.
- Finn Wittrock will deliver his role of Edmund Tolleson.
- Cynthia Nixon will be seen as Gwendolyn Briggs.
- Judy Davis will portray the character of Nurse Betsy Bucket.
- Vincent D’Onofrio will display the character of Governor George Willburn.
- Amanda Plummer will present the character of Louise.
- Annie Starke will play her role as Lily Cartwright.
- Brandon Flynn will deliver his role of Henry Osgood.
- Michael Benjamin Washington will be seen as Trevor Briggs.
- Sophie Okonedo will portray the character of Charlotte Wells.
How Many Episodes Will Be In Ratched Season 2?
In the first season, we have seen 8 episodes including –
- Episode 1: Pilot
- Episode 2: Ice Pick
- Episode 3: Angel of Mercy
- Episode 4: Angel of Mercy: Part Two
- Episode 5: The Dance
- Episode 6: Got No Strings
- Episode 7: The Bucket List
- Episode 8: Mildred and Edmund
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the series was launched with the aim of two seasons and 18 episodes. As 8 episodes have been launched now remaining 10 episodes will be seen in the Ratched Season 2. Moreover, the average length of episodes will be close to 60 minutes.
Is There Any News Of Ratched Season 2 Trailer?
Netflix hasn’t published any trailer or teaser of the season 2. It’s also not confirmed when the showrunners will start filming season 2. So, don’t expect the trailer to arrive soon. We will have to wait for some upcoming months to get more precise details of the second season. If any official details regarding Ratched season 2 arrive we will let you know. Till then you can watch the first season’s trailer embedded above.