The Ratched Season 2 Release Date | The Psychotic World Of A Popular Villain!

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Ratched season 1 ended with a massive cliffhanger and we have been waiting since then to know what happens next! What’s going to happen to the brother-sister duo of Edmund and Ratched! The world of psychological thrillers is truly tempting and mysterious, the unknown draws us in and keeps us hooked until the very end! So are you wondering about what will happen in Ratched season 2? Why not look for those answers today! 

To humbly describe the production of Ratched, it was basically, “A WAR!” Is it not humble enough? Well, it can’t be any more humble as this was what actually happened! The competition to earn the production rights of this particular series was cut-throat! Hulu, Apple, and Netflix had their eyes fixed on Ratched, and we all know who won! It was Netflix and with a bang, it announced the 2 season order!

Netflix, back in 2017 announced that Ratched would have at least 2 seasons, and from the interviews of Sarah Paulson, we can fairly guess that the series will go for at least 4 seasons! Nothing has been confirmed yet about the Ratched season 2 release date but it is bound to come, sooner or later! Our guess tells us, late 2022 is the time for it! Why? Well based on the interviews of the cast, this is what all we could get! Let’s see what’s all going to happen in Ratched season 2!

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Ratched would have to be renewed for at least four seasons to match the timeline of Milos’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as it serves as the prequel to the movie! Season 2 has lots of answering to do! There are going to be some spoilers ahead, you better proceed with precaution in Ratched’s territory!

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Everything About Ratched Season 2

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Ratched is an American psychological horror series based on Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. This novel was first made into a movie in 1975 by Milos Forman and goes by the same name as the novel. Ratched serves as the prequel to the movie created and produced by Evan Romansky and Ryan Murphy, and stars Sarah Paulson as the lead role of “Nurse Mildred Ratched”, the character on which the whole series is based on!

On September 18, 2020, the first season of Ratched premiered on Netflix and there’s still no news of when season 2 of the same will come out. The only thing we know so far is that it will surely come, but how soon, no one knows!

The series got tremendous viewership with Netflix reporting that as many as 48 million people saw it within four weeks of its release! Ratched got above-average viewer ratings, although the critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic landed a huge blow to the series. The critics stated that the characters were over-stylized and there were huge plot holes in the storyline. Nonetheless, the series secured a 7.3/10 rating on IMDb which is pretty decent for a new show!

So we still do not know when we’ll be seeing psychotic Nurse Ratched on our screen again, but we do know that she might be back sometime in 2022! Well, these are all wild guesses but that’s the best we can do for now! Till then, let’s recapitulate our knowledge from Ratched season 1 and piece the puzzles to see how it will set the pace for Ratched season!

Ratched Season 1 Recap: What To Expect In Ratched Season 2 (Beware Of Spoilers!!!)

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Just as the Netflix synopsis of Ratched explains, “true monsters are made, not born”, the series from episode one goes on telling the psychology of the human mind and how it defines their character and shapes their actions! 

Season 1 sets the story in line for those dying to know more about the Ratched’s past from the Milos’s  “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” days. The series unfolds the beginning of Ratched’s disturbed (rather sadistic) mindset and how she became what she is. Hiding under the guise of beautiful glossy dresses, charming smiles, kempt lifestyle, and sweet persona in front of her patients!

The story of season 1 is set up in the era of 1947, just after the war is over and people are getting back on their toes! Ratched applies as a nurse in Lucia State Hospital, California, and eventually gets accepted as a charming nurse winning the approval of the Hospital’s head (through deceitful and illicit ways). But why did she choose this particular hospital? Well, there are reasons!

Edmund, a serial killer, has been admitted to the Lucia hospital as the authorities doubt his sanity and want to get him treated before he meets his fate, and here’s a catch! He is the foster brother of Ratched and the reason she is so hell-bent on treating him! Ratched wants to free this foster brother of hers! 

Season 1 explores, in-depth, the hidden past of not only the main characters but also the patients in the hospital. The series tries to expand the spectrum under which we evaluate fellow human beings and manages to show what makes us insensitive and cruel. Ratched is no better than her killer brother, she too, is oblivious to pain and sensitivity but she can mask it well! She wasn’t made this way, she became this way, insensitive to pain and human touch! To know more about it, you need to watch it yourself!

So coming back to the main topic, how will season 1 lead to season 2? Well, I guess it’s all in the details of it! The story is about “how monsters are made!” We all know that Ratched has started warming up her cold personality to Gwendolyn (her love interest) and has moved to Mexico after she has been diagnosed with lung cancer!

My wretched brain compels me to believe that Gwendolyn will have a tragic end making Ratched walk on the forbidden path. Also, the last phone call of Edmund has also left us all confused whereby he calls Ratched and informs her that he will “kill” her (deluded that she wanted to kill him). But what’s more surprising is Ratched’s response to it “that she will kill him first”. What has ensued in these two years? We can only wonder! One thing is for sure though, that no Ryan Murphy production will ever leave us disappointed!

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Why Is Ratched Season 2 Taking So Much Time?

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Paulson’s statements from Elle and other prominent celebrity corners depict that our dear Ryan has way too much on his plate right now. We are all well aware that American Horror Story and Crime Story are all around the corner, adding to the workload of the producer leading him to seemingly withdraw his attention from the Ratched.

Sarah is also busy filming her other projects adding to more delays in Ratched season 2! These all reasons add up and disappointingly informs us that no one has any clue when season 2 will be out.

If the filming for Ratched season 2 starts in the fall or later 2021, we can still hope to see our psychotic and vindictive nurse back on screen! Let’s wait till any further news pops up!

Ratched Season 2 Cast

The Ratched season 2 cast is bound to be similar to the season 1 and we might even see new faces coming up. Season 1 had a major cast and some other faces that recurrently appeared in almost all episodes! Let’s take a look at the Ratched cast with the role they play!

  • Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched
  • Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson
  • Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs
  • Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover (or Dr. Manuel Bañaga)
  • Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan
  • Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket
  • Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood
  • Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as Governor George Willburn
  • Alice Englert as Nurse Dolly
  • Amanda Plummer as Louise
  • Jermaine Williams as Harold

Ratched Season 2 Release Date

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The Ratched season 2 release date is not out yet as nothing has been decided. Even the filming hasn’t started and as such, we can’t be sure when Ratched season 2 will hit our screen. Based on Paulson’s statements, we can decipher that Murphy is too busy to take on an additional role yet. Once the burden eases up, we are sure to hear more about season 2 of the series!

Till then, all we can do is wonder what all events will unfold in the upcoming season and wait patiently for any news announcement to pop up!

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Wrapping Up

Sarah Paulson has awed us with her splendid performance in the Ratched and thus, we can’t wait to see more of her beautiful acting! This psychological thriller series is made to enlighten us about the criminal mindset and the fact that the “monsters are not born but made!” We are still not aware of when the show will be back with season 2, but we can guess it won’t be anytime earlier than 2022!


Will there be a season 2 of Ratched?

Netflix announced a 2 season order for Ratched so everyone should rest assured even if there’s a 2 or maybe 3 years gap. The show will certainly be back with a new season!

Does Netflix have Ratched Season 2?

Presently, there’s only one season of Ratched available on Netflix as season 2 hasn’t even premiered or rather, started filming yet! There’s no news of when the show will be back with a new season but stay tuned for more updates!

How many seasons of Ratched are there?

Currently, there is only 1 season of Ratched and you can watch that on Netflix!

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