Christina Ricci to Play Lizzie Borden Again in Sequel Miniseries for Lifetime
Overdramatic pear-eating or bust!
Lifetime’s original Lizzie Borden TV movie, Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, was a bit of an odd duck—it had the wacky weirdness you’d expect from a made-for-TV Lifetime movie, but it was actually much better, quality-wise, than I had anticipated. I’m still not sure whether that’s a good thing or not. I want Lizzie Borden schlock, Lifetime!
And they’ll have a second chance to give it to me, as The Hollywood Reporter tells us that co-stars Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall will be reprising their roles in a six-hour limited series sequel that had better stay true to its predecessor’s prime cravat game and implied lesbianism.
Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles will be a fictionalized account of the actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892. 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).
The series will premiere in 2015 and will be co-executive produced by Ricci. Bring it on like Donkey Kong. NEVER FORGET: