Some things just go well together. Lifetime and famous murderers? Thatâ€™s a winning combination.
Following the success of last yearâ€™s TV movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, the cable network will debut its limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles in April â€” now with two additional episodes, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.
Christina Ricci once again will star as Borden, the real-life woman who was tried (and acquitted) in 1892 of murdering her father and stepmother.
â€œItâ€™s a fictionalized version of what happens after the trial, as she continues to misbehave,â€ Ricci said of the eight-hour series. â€œThis is an imagining of what could have happened.â€
So, how did Ricci prepare to inhabit such a dark role once more? Easy: It was fun.
â€œI never expected to play her again, but sheâ€™s really fun in this interpretation,â€ Ricci said. â€œThis version of her is actually a lot more satisfying. She has a sense of self-awareness. But at the same time, we do deal with the complexities and emotions behind what created this monster.â€