One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of the most recognizable film’s in history. Even those that may not have seen the classic recognize it just from the name alone. The movie (based on the book of the same name) is about a man named Randall McMurphy played by Jack Nicholson. In order to get out of doing labor at a prison work farm, he fakes insanity. The movie explores individualism and control.
It is one of only three films to win the Big Five at the Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay). It is also responsible for some of the most iconic scenes in movie history It also brought one of the most memorable characters to the big screen. Nurse Ratched is one of the most evil villains seen in cinema.
Ratched is an origin story for the character. The series is set in 1947 and sees the infamous nurse looking for work at a psychiatric hospital. The institution is known for trying new and unsettling experiments on the human mind. Ratched seems like a dedicated nurse, but there is a darkness inside of her.
Ratched premieres September 18 on Netflix.