Following the success of Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, the network is moving forward with the limited series Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, which also stars Christina Ricci.
From the network…
Lizzie Borden: The Fall River 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. But when numerous people close to Lizzie – ranging from her half-brother to Broadway luminaries and the head of the criminal underworld — 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.
The six one-hour installments will also feature Clea DuVall as Lizzie’s sister, The Sopranos‘ John Heard as Mr. Borden’s business partner and Hatfields & McCoys‘ Andrew Howard.
Christina, who welcomed her first child in August, will reprise her role as the ax-wielding killer.
“For more than a century, the world has been captivated by the legend of Lizzie Borden. But no one has captured her enigmatic menace as well as Christina Ricci,” said Rob Sharenow, the general manager of Lifetime. “This series will take viewers further down Lizzie Borden’s dark path, revealing what many people suspected about her mysterious life.”
Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles is due to premiere in 2015.