In fact, 18 episodes were ordered directly in 2017, which suggests that Season 2 will have 10 episodes. A logical continuation given the end of the first season. Be careful, if you haven't finished it yet, don't go further in the rest of this article which contains spoilers.
A season 2 of Ratched already ordered by Netflix!
What awaits us? Casting side, we can hope to find Sarah Paulson (Mildred Ratched) obviously, but also Judy Davis (Betsy Bucket), Cynthis Nixon (Gwendolyn Brigg), Finn Wittrock (Edmund Tolleson), Vincent D'Onofrio (Governor George Milburn), Sophie Okonedo (Charlotte Wells), or Amanda Plummer (Louise). However, one thing is for sure: Sharon Stone (Lenore Osgood), Jon Jon Briones (Dr Richard Hanover), Alice Englert (Dolly), Corey Stoll (Charles Wainwright), Brandon Flynn (Henry), and Charli Carver (Huck Finnigan) should no longer appear since they all died in Season 1.
What to expect ?
What scenario? If Mildred went to Mexico with Gwendolyn, in remission from her cancer, the nurse lives in fear that her brother Edmund will find her and takes revenge for the fact that she betrayed him by wanting to euthanize him. Especially since he kills many nurses as a threat. Where is he hiding? Is he still with Charlotte and Louise? Do they help him kill? Season 2 is already shaping up to be very different from the first. Unless Ryan Murphy continues to update Lucia State Hospital, run by Betsy. Will she be dealing with dangerous new patients? Is Edmund going to be caught and go back there pending his execution? Due to the coronavirus health crisis, we should expect to have answers not before the end of 2021 …