Lifetime Orders Two Additional Episodes of ‘The Lizzie Borden Chronicles’

(L to R) Christina Ricci (“Lizzie Borden”) and Clea DuVall (“Emma Borden”) star in the all-new Lifetime Original Limited Series, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, premiering April 2015 on Lifetime. ©2014 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Photo Credit: Chris Reardon

Christina Ricci (“Lizzie Borden”) and Clea DuVall (“Emma Borden”) — The Lizzie Borden Chronicles — Photo Credit: Chris Reardon

On Friday at the Television Critics Association, Lifetime announced that they have ordered two additional episodes of its limited six-episode mini-series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles in which Christina Ricci reprises her role from the networks hit movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax. 

If you’re wondering how they can turn this into a show, you’re not alone. Christina Ricci, who was present at the winter session panel on Friday, says “it’s a fictionalized version of what happens after the trial when she continues to misbehave.”

“She doesn’t always use an ax,” added Ricci. So there’s always that to look forward to. You sort of end up rooting for her in a way, and apparently, both Ricci and DuVall had a lot of “fun” while shooting the series.

Lifetime Synopsis: “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892, when the exonerated figure lives a life awash in newfound celebrity filled with scandalous love affairs.  But when numerous people close to Lizzie – ranging from her half-brother William (Andrew Howard, Hatfields & McCoys) to Broadway luminaries and her business associate/underworld kingpin Mr. Flowers (Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks,Breaking Bad) — start to mysteriously die under brutal and strange circumstances, legendary Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo (Cole Hauser, Good Will Hunting) becomes determined to prove her involvement in their ultimate demise.  Jessy Schram (Falling Skies) plays Nancy O’Keefe, an alluring and ambitious actress and dancer who befriends Lizzie, and Emmy nominee John Heard (The Sopranos) will portray William Almy, the business partner of Lizzie’s murdered father Andrew.”

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles premieres in April 2015 on Lifetime.

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