Ratched Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer

Ratched is a prequel to the 1975 film ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It is an American psychological thriller created by Evan Romansky, starring Sarah Paulson, the same nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The events in the series have been portrayed before the events of the film. It is also set in a different state of the USA. The show received an initial order of two seasons, one of which had been released on Netflix in September 2020. We have come with all the latest news about Ratched Season 2, including its plot, release date, cast, trailer, and so much more.

Ratched Season 2 Release Date

The initial order for the series was made for two seasons, and it has been picked up for a second season. The debut season was released last year only.

Despite Netflix’s official announcement regarding the renewal of Ratched season 2, we have not been given any premiere date.

As per season 1, we are expecting season 2 by the end of fall 2021. However, watching the world undergoing a severe pandemic, the show might delay for some months.

Who is in the cast?

The show is about an asylum nurse Mildred Ratched who arrives in Northern California to work in a leading psychiatry hospital. She begins to infiltrate the mental healthcare system and the people associated with it.

The cast and characters of the show are:

  • Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched
  • Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover
  • Sharon stone as Lenore Osgood
  • Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson
  • Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs
  • Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan
  • Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket

Recurring characters in the show are:

  • Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright
  • Alice Englert as Nurse Dolly
  • Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood
  • Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells
  • Michael Benjamin Washington as Trevor Briggs
  • Annie Starke as Lily Cartwright
  • Jermaine Williams as Harold
  • Amanda Plummer as Louise
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as Governor George Willburn

The main cast is returning for season 2. Some recurring members will also be there if their roles would be required as per the storyline. We might also witness some new faces as per the new plot.

What is the plot of Ratched Season 2? (Spoiler Alert!)

The Netflix series Ratched is a psychological drama that portrays crime, mystery, and thriller all together. It is the prequel to Milos Forman’s 1975 film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The movie was based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Ken Kesey.

Season 1 begins with the murder of four priests by serial killer Edmund Tolleson, who claims that the head priest raped his mother, causing him to live in a foster home during his entire life. Edmund was later arrested and sent to the Lucia State Hospital, claiming that he is mentally unstable and needed to be examined. Before his arrival, Nurse Mildred Ratched shifted to California to seek a job at Lucia State Hospital. However, when she was declined the post of nurse, she blackmailed the assistant nurse in the hospital and gained the position.

It is soon revealed that Ratched arrived with the motive of helping Edmund escape as they were foster siblings.

The narrative of the show is well descriptive and explores the conflicts and struggles of Ratched. Her exterior pursuit might be glossy and attractive. However, the interior is much darker.

The first season was a happy ending for Ratched. However, his foster sibling has already figured out her plans to murder him, and now he is all set to seek revenge.

The foster siblings will face each other again in Ratched season 2, hoping to be as exciting as season 1.


The show has only received a green flag from Netflix. No other announcement has been made yet. Hence, no trailer teaser has been released so far.

We will update this article as soon as Netflix announces the official release date or releases the trailer. Do not forget to revisit us for the latest updates on the show.

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