Ratched is one of Netflix’s most anticipated autumn premieres, with many fans eagerly anticipating the release of the second season. There aren’t many specifics regarding season 2 yet because the first season only premiered in September. However, with the information that has already been released and some guesswork based on the series’ source material, it’s simple to make connections and plot a route for the future.
The movie Ratched is based on Ken Kesey’s classic novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. As a prequel series, the show will naturally develop its own story while establishing the universe of Kesey’s novel. It’s also reasonable to speculate on how much the Oscar-winning 1975 film adaptation will affect the television adaptation.
In any case, the second season of Ratched is a question of when not if. The show was originally picked up by Netflix for two seasons, according to Lesley Goldberg of The Hollywood Reporter. What else can we learn? We know there’s more on the way.
Following are season one spoilers for Ratched.
Ratched season 2 plot:
Honestly? The cast is no exception.
Cynthia Nixon, who plays Ratched’s love interest Gwendolyn Briggs, said, “I’m as curious as everybody to see what will happen in season 2.” “I’m sure there’s a lot of drama and heartbreak up ahead,” she said in an interview with OprahMag.com.
However, Paulson did indicate the route she wants her titular character to go in the future series, as well as what she doesn’t want to see in it. We expect the series to follow Mildred Ratched’s story all the way up to the notorious events of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Paulson told Variety, “I don’t think it would have been interesting for me to explore the parts of Mildred Ratched that aren’t porous.” “In the movie, she’s calcified, there’s a hardness to her, nothing ekes out, and I remember thinking when I first saw it that she was absolutely a villain and evil and all that.”
“And then, 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 deemed that she didn’t have any choice about whether or not she could bring her femininity and her gender to the job?”
Cast of Ratched Season 2:
Our starring woman, Sarah Paulson, would not be Ratched without her.
Cynthia Nixon will almost certainly reprise her role as Gwendolyn Briggs, her love interest and lawyer, and Finn Wittrock will reprise his role as Edmund Tolleson, her deranged brother.
Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Amanda Plummer as Louise, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Governor George Milburn are among the other cast members who are expected to return.
There are, however, a few characters who did not survive the first season.
So, unless they reappear in flashback, we’ve seen the last of Dr. Richard Hanover (Jon Jon Briones), nurse Huck Finnigan (Charlie Carver), Lenore Osgood (Sharon Stone), Dolly (Alice Englert), Charles Wainwright (Corey Stoll), and Harold (Jon Jon Briones) (Jermaine Williams).
No new cast members have been confirmed as of yet, however, new patients could arrive at Lucia State.
Ratched Season 2 Release Date:
Netflix shows don’t always release on schedule. Throughout its seven seasons, Orange Is the New Black has consistently premiered between June and July. Stranger Things‘ first and third seasons premiered in July, but season 2 premiered in October. House of Cards first aired in February, although succeeding seasons deviated from that pattern.
On one hand, it’s reasonable to expect Ratched to return in September 2021. However, given the situation of the industry in 2020, the series’ comeback could be postponed. We might have to wait until next winter, or possibly early 2022, for new episodes, depending on when the Ratched cast and crew are able to return to work.
Ratched and other series should be able to keep their usual release dates if production schedules return to normal. Fans can only hope for a season 2 premiere around this time next year.
Ratched season 2 trailer: Has it been released yet?
Netflix shows occasionally to maintain a constant release schedule. Throughout its seven seasons, Orange Is the New Black premiered every June and July. Stranger Things’ first and third seasons premiered in July and October, respectively. House of Cards premiered in February for the first few seasons, however, later seasons deviated from this pattern. On the one hand, it’s reasonable to expect Ratched to return in September 2021.
The series’ comeback could be pushed back due to the overall state of industrial shutdowns and delays in 2020. We may have to wait until next winter, or possibly early 2022, for new episodes, depending on when the Ratched cast and crew are able to return to work.
Ratched and other series should, in principle, be able to keep regular release dates until production schedules return to normal. Fans can only hope for a Season 2 premiere this time next year till then.