Ratched Season 2 – When Is the Sequel Releasing on Netflix?

Ratched Season 2

Psychological thrillers are nerve-wracking but with a gripping storyline, they have the potential to turn things around. If you are a fan of this genre of entertainment and have watched the first season of Ratched on Netflix, chances are that you want to know when the sequel will be released.

Created by Evan Romansky and developed by Ryan Murphy, the Netflix series stars Sarah Paulson as the protagonist, who plays the role of Nurse Mildred Ratched hence the name of the show.

This article will take a peek into all the information that we have related to Ratched Season 2, its release date, and details about the expected plotline.

When is Ratched Season 2 Releasing?

If you have just finished watching the first season and wondering if it will be renewed for a new season, you can rest easy.

During its premiere in 2017, Netflix confirmed that the show has been onboarded for two seasons and 18 episodes. This means that Season 2 of Ratched is confirmed to happen. It is only that we don’t know when it is set to happen.

Coming to the number of episodes, since the show was confirmed for an 18-episode run, we can expect the second season to have 10 episodes since the first one has 8. One of the reasons why some of the fans are worried about the future of Ratched Season 2 is due to Ryan Murphy’s departure.

Even the show’s lead, Sarah Paulson, in one of her interviews with Variety hinted that she doesn’t have any idea about the show’s future. 

What can we expect from Ratched Season 2?

With all the confusion surrounding the show’s future, there’s no way for us to confirm if or not the show is happening.

That said, we do have a few speculations as to how the sequel’s plotline might progress. If you watched the first season, you likely know how dark the storyline was. We can expect the second season to be even darker and convoluted.

Season 1 ended with Edmund escaping from Lucia State Hospital, and he will likely be hunting down Ratched in Season 2. So, that would be an interesting take to explore in the sequel as well. Also, we could witness Ratched rising in power in the hospital in the upcoming season. 

Who is returning to Ratched Season 2?

If Ratched Season 2 ends up happening, we can pretty much expect the cast from the first season to return in the sequel.

This includes:

  • Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson

  • Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

  • Vincent D’Onofrio

Vincent D'Onofrio

  • Finn Wittrock

Finn Wittrock

  • Annie Starke

Annie Starke

  • Amanda Plummer

Amanda Plummer

  • Brandon Flynn, etc.

Brandon Flynn

We can also expect the creators to introduce new characters in the second season, so that would be interesting to see as well.


There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the release of Ratched Season 2, especially with Ryan Murphy’s departure. However, since Netflix confirmed the show for two seasons and 18 episodes, we can keep our hopes alive that the showrunners will bring the show back sometime in the future.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here