The first trailer for the mini-series “Lizzie Borden Chronicles” has been released. The eight-episode mini-series will premiere in April 2015 on Lifetime!
Some things just go well together. Lifetime and famous murderers? That’s a winning combination.
Following the success of last year’s TV movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, the cable network will debut its limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles in April — now with two additional episodes, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.
Christina Ricci once again will star as Borden, the real-life woman who was tried (and acquitted) in 1892 of murdering her father and stepmother.
“It’s a fictionalized version of what happens after the trial, as she continues to misbehave,” Ricci said of the eight-hour series. “This is an imagining of what could have happened.”
So, how did Ricci prepare to inhabit such a dark role once more? Easy: It was fun.
“I never expected to play her again, but she’s really fun in this interpretation,” Ricci said. “This version of her is actually a lot more satisfying. She has a sense of self-awareness. But at the same time, we do deal with the complexities and emotions behind what created this monster.”
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Lizzie Borden takes another whack… Lifetime has ordered the limited series Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, in which Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Christina Ricci (Monster) will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network’s hit original movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax (#LizzieBorden). Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Clea DuVall (Argo) will also reprise her role in the series as Lizzie Borden’s sister, Emma. The announcement was made today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime.
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. Emmy nominee John Heard (The Sopranos) will portray William Almy, the business partner of Lizzie’s murdered father Andrew, while Lizzie’s half-brother William will be played by Andrew Howard (Hatfields & McCoys). Six-one hour installments of Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles will air on Lifetime in 2015.
“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 Sharenow. “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 will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Judith Verno (Lizzie Borden Took An Ax) and Ricci. The limited series will be written by Greg Small & Rich Blaney (Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret), Barbara Nance (House of Lies), Jason Grote (Mad Men) and David Simkins (Grimm). Stephen Kay (Sons Of Anarchy) will direct episodes one and two.
A huge congratulations to Christina and her husband!
It’s a boy! Christina Ricci recently welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband James Heerdegen, sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.
The former child actress, now 34, first sparked pregnancy speculation in late May when she stepped out at LAX airport in Los Angeles with a tell-tale baby bump, confirming the news via publicist shortly thereafter.
The new parents couldn’t be more excited about welcoming their little bundle of joy. “They are thrilled and ready for a change of pace,” a pal told Us at the time.
The couple, who first met on the ABC series Pan Am in 2011, tied the knot on the Upper East Side in New York City in October 2013. Us exclusively broke the news of the intimate nuptials, where the duo were feted by close family and friends at the Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall.
“I love so many things about him,” the Addams Family and Mermaids actress gushed to Us of Heerdegen back in May 2013. “He’s my favorite person on Earth,” she said, adding at the time that she “absolutely” wanted kids. “I can’t wait to have our own little world replete with small beings!”
Ricci’s rep did not respond to requests for comment.
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