Actress Christina Ricci is poised to pick up her ax again for a reprise of her role on Lifetime as Lizzie Borden. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Ricci is on board for a limited series that’s a followup to the cable channel’s hit TV movie “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax.”
The sequel will be called “Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles,” and will track Borden’s life after she was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother, the story notes.
“While the TV movie was based on history, the new limited series appears to be veering into pure fiction, as several more people in Borden’s sphere wind up murdered and only a Pinkerton detective, played by Cole Hauser, can hope to finally catch the suspected murderess,” the story says.
John Heard will play Borden’s father’s business partner, while Andrew Howard will portray her half-brother, William.
The original movie debuted earlier this year with 4.4 million viewers for its first airing. The new project will be a six-hour limited series.