After playing the infamous Lizzie Borden in a Lifetime movie, Christina Ricci is returning to the role for a limited series on the network.
Ricci and Clea DuVall, who also appeared in the movie as Lizzie’s sister, will star in Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, a fictionalized take on Borden’s life after she was acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother. In The Fall River Chronicles people start to “mysteriously die” around Borden, prompting Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo to try to prove that she had some responsibility, according to a press release. Cole Hauser will play Siringo.
“This series will take viewers further down Lizzie Borden’s dark path, revealing what many people suspected about her mysterious life,” said Rob Sharenow, the executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime. The six-episode series will air in 2015.