Lizzie Borden Chronicles - Clea DuVall and Christina Ricci
Lizzie Borden Chronicles - Emma Borden (Clea DuVall) and Lizzie Borden (Christina Ricci) ©2014 Marvin Moore

Lifetime has ordered a limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, in which Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network’s hit original movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax.

Clea DuVall (of Argo fame) will also reprise her role in the series as Lizzie Borden’s sister, Emma. Also stars Cole Hauser, John Heard and Andrew Howard.

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The Lizzie Borden Chronicles – Official Lowdown


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.

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 Lizzie Borden Chronicles premieres Sunday, April 5th 2015 at 10pm ET/PT.


Article updated March 30th 2015.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online