Netflix drama with Sophie Okonedo tells story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched
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British actress Sophie Okonedo stars in psychological series Ratched with Jon Briones
British actress Sophie Okonedo stars in psychological series Ratched with Jon Briones

Netflix drama with Sophie Okonedo tells story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched

Ratched tells the origin story of asylum of a nurse played by Sarah Paulson, a character familiar to fans of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. 

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Sophie Okonedo stars in a suspenseful new drama series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, which arrives on Netflix next month.  

Ratched tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched (played by Sarah Paulson), a character familiar to fans of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. 

In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.  

On a clandestine mission, 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, her stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born. 

Okenedo, who has also just finished working on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, Death On The Nile, plays one of the patients alongside a star-studded cast that includes Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Judy Davis and Charlie Carver. 

  • Ratched premieres on Netflix on Friday, 18 September  
Sarah Paulson in Ratched

 

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