She’s back! And it looks like Lizzie Borden will have a bigger axe to grind in Lifetime’s upcoming drama “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.”
The limited, eight-episode drama, starring Christina Ricci, 35, and Clea DuVall, 37, will follow the 2014 Lifetime movie “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax” -- a story based on the true events of a young woman who was tried an acquitted for the double murder of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1982. And although the “Chronicles” will take place after Lizzie’s (Ricci) trial, DuVall explained that the forthcoming miniseries and the original movie should be viewed as two entirely different productions.
“Well, we really approached the series as though the movie was a very separate thing, for us, it wasn’t connected,” DuVall, who will reprise her role as Lizzie’s sister Emma Borden, dished to International Business Times about the fictional TV series. “It kind of created a different history and so I think that in that story there was a lot more questioning.”
According to Lifetime, the upcoming plot will focus around “an intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal.” The network added that the "exonerated figure" will bask in her newfound celebrity that’s “filled with scandalous love affairs” -- and dare we say, jaw-dropping deaths.
“I kill a lot of people,” Ricci admitted her character’s brazen behavior during an appearance on “The View” Tuesday.
So, what is DuVall most excited for fans of the gruesome tale to see when “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” premieres on Sunday, April 5? The actress revealed to IBTimes that although the first few hours of the miniseries are jam-packed with thrilling moments, it’s the final two episodes that she’s most looking forward to.
“I really think the last two episodes are my favorite,” she admitted. “They were my favorite scripts and my favorite to shoot.” DuVall added that viewers should prepare themselves for a slew of “really great actors” to appear in final installments of the series -- including “Game of Thrones” alum Michelle Fairley! “Michelle Fairley comes in at the end and there are just some really exciting actors that I really want people to see that I was so blown away by when they got there," she said.
The “Argo” star went on to reveal that it’s the last three episodes viewers should really pay attention to. “There are a lot of changes,” she teased.
“The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” will premiere on Lifetime Sunday, April 5, at 10 p.m. EDT.