Sarah Paulson, Ryan Murphy attempt to 'reverse engineer' Ken Kesey's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' in 'Ratched'

Sarah Paulson started with a simple question: Who broke Nurse Ratched?Screenwriter Ryan Murphy’s longtime favorite actress was getting ready to take on fiction’s most infamous nurse, but first had to figure out how she got there.Paulson and Murphy are collaborating once again in Netflix’s “Ratched,” a prequel series about Mildred Ratched, the unbending villain of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set in 1947 — more than 15 years before the book and subsequent movie.“God knows, Louise Fletcher couldn’t have been more brilliant in that movie,” Paulson told the Daily News of the actr…

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