Lifetime’s ‘Lizzie Borden Chronicles’ Gets Order for 2 More Episodes

TCA 2015: Limited series starring Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall will premiere in April

Last Updated: January 9, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Looks like Lifetime’s upcoming drama “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” won’t be getting the ax.

Lifetime has ordered an additional two episodes of the limited series, bringing the episode count of the limited series up to eight.

The series, which stars Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall and is based on Lifetime’s movie “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,” will premiere in April.

Jonathan Banks, John Heard, Cole Hauser and Jessy Schram also star in the series.

According to Lifetime, the series will deliver “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 filled with scandalous love affairs.”

When numerous people close to Lizzie — ranging from her half-brother William (Andrew Howard, “Hatfields & McCoys”) to Broadway luminaries and her business associate/underworld kingpin — start to mysteriously die under brutal and strange circumstances, legendary Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo becomes determined to prove her involvement in their deaths.

Sony Pictures Television is producing the series.