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Ratched cast: Who stars in the Netflix series?

RATCHED - based on the Kesey novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - has finally dropped on Netflix.

The drama tells the origin story of the diabolical and iconic Nurse Ratched.

What is Ratched about?

Ratched is the origin story of Nurse Ratched, the sadistic nurse from the 1962 classic novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

The official Netflix synopsis reads: "The wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred's stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born."

Who is in the cast of Ratched?

Netflix's Ratched stars American Horror Story icon Sarah Paulson as the titular role, but who will join her in the cast?

Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched

Sarah Paulson play Nurse Ratched, a character that was previously portrayed by Louise Fletcher, who won an Oscar for the role.

Paulson is best known for appearing on three seasons of American Horror Story.

She has also starred in The People v. OJ Simpson, 12 Years a Slave, Glass, and Bird Box.

Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs

Cynthia Nixon joins Sarah Paulson in the cast as Gwendolyn Briggs.

Nixon became a household name after starring as Miranda Hobbs in the Sex In The City franchise.

Since then, Cynthia has become a Broadway star, appearing in shows such as The Philadelphia Story and Rabbit Hole, the later of which won her a Tony Award for Best Actress.

Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket

Judy Davis' four-decade-long career spans TV, film, and theatre.

Woody Allen once described her as "one of the most exciting actresses in the world".

Davis is best known for her roles in Husbands and Wives, The Dressmaker, Hoodwick, and A Passage To India.

Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood

The effervescent Sharon Stone joins the cast as Lenore Osgood.

Stone rose to global fame when she starred as Catherine Tramell in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct, for which she earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.

Other notable works include The Disaster Artist, The Mighty, and The Muse.

Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover

Jon Jon Briones joins the cast as Dr. Richard Hanover.

Briones a Filipino-American actor, best known for his work in musical theatre. He was in the original cast of the Miss Saigon West End revival, playing the Engineer.

He has previously worked with Paulson before in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson

Finn Wittrock has also worked with Paulson before, when he guest-starred as Jether Polk in American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Wittrock first became a household name with his regular appearance on soap opera All My Children.

He has also starred in The Big Short, La La Land, Unbroken, and crime drama series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime.

Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan

Charlie Carver joins the cast as Huck Finnigan.

Carver is best known for his roles on Desperate Housewives, Teen Wolf, and The Leftovers.

He usually stars in shows alongside his twin brother Max.

Alice Englert as Dolly

Australian actress Alice Englert plays Dolly.

Englert is best known for her roles as Rosa in Ginger & Rosa, and as Lena Duchannes in Beautiful Creatures.

She also directed a short film called The Boyfriend Game.

Amanda Plummer as Louise

Amanda Plummer joins the cast as Louise.

Plummer won a Tony Award in 1982 for her performance in Agnes of God.

She has also starred in Pulp Fiction, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Fisher King.

Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright

 Corey Stoll plays Charles Wainwright.

He is best known for his role as Congressman Peter Russo on the Netflix political thriller series House of Cards.

He has also starred in The Strain, Ant-Man, Black Mass, First Man, and Midnight In Paris.

Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells

British singer and actress Sophie Okonedo plays Charlotte Wells.

Okonedo first starred in coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels.

She also appeared in Hotel Rwanda, Tsunami: The Aftermath, Skin, and Christopher Robin.

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