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5 April 2015



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24 May 2015

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The Lizzie Borden Chronicles is an American television limited series following Lizzie Borden after she is acquitted of the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother. It premiered on Lifetime on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, and ended on May 25, 2015. The series is a continuation of the story begun in the network's 2014 film Lizzie Borden Took an Ax and, like the film, is fictionalized and speculative.


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In 1893, four months after Lizzie Borden's acquittal for the murders of her father and stepmother, she and her sister Emma try to start a new life despite financial troubles and Lizzie's ruined reputation. Meanwhile, Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo arrives in Fall River to investigate the case for himself.


  • Christina Ricci as Lizzie Borden
  • Clea DuVall as Emma Borden
  • Cole Hauser as Charlie Siringo
  • Recurring

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  • Olivia Llewellyn as Isabel Danforth
  • John Ralston as Ezekiel Danforth
  • Dylan Taylor as Officer Leslie Trotwood
  • Bradley Stryker as Skipjack
  • Jeff Wincott as Marshal Hilliard
  • Jessy Schram as Nance O'Keefe
  • Rhys Coiro as Chester Phipps
  • Adrian G. Griffiths as Fredrick Lowell
  • Chris Bauer as Tom Horn
  • Matthew Le Nevez as Bat Masterson
  • Guest

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  • John Heard as William Almy
  • Andrew Howard as William Borden
  • Michael Ironside as Warren Stark
  • Kimberly-Sue Murray as Adele
  • Jonathan Banks as Mr. Flowers
  • Frank Chiesurin as Spencer Cavanaugh
  • Ronan Vibert as Dr. Vose
  • Michelle Fairley as Aideen Trotwood
  • Production and release

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    In October 2014, Lifetime announced plans for an additional limited series based on the network's 2014 film Lizzie Borden Took an Ax. Originally referred to as Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles, the series would take place after Lizzie's trial, with Ricci and DuVall reprising their roles as the Borden sisters. Hauser was cast as Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo, who investigates other strange occurrences, including murders, centered around the Bordens. Stephen Kay directed the first two episodes.

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    A teaser trailer calling the series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles aired on December 8, 2014, during the second part of The Red Tent miniseries, promoting a 2015 premiere. It featured the tagline, "Lizzie Borden Has an Axe to Grind". The Hollywood Reporter wrote in October 2014 that the series would consist of six one-hour episodes, but by January 2015 the order was increased to eight. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles premiered on April 5, 2015.

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    Lifetime executive vice president and general manager Rob Sharenow said in 2014, “This series will take viewers further down Lizzie Borden’s dark path, revealing what many people suspected about her mysterious life." Entertainment Weekly reported that "while the film was inspired by real-life events, the series will take certain creative liberties, which draw from the mysterious events surrounding the deaths of those close to Borden in the years after her acquittal." Ricci said in January 2015, "It’s an imagining of what could've happened... There are no limits of behavior. There are no rules. It's the ultimate playing a fantasy." Director Kay added, "It's what would happen if you let this woman loose on a community." Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times noted that "the show mixes tidbits of actual history—there really was a Charlie Siringo, for instance—with lots of fiction and speculation, so don't take anything here seriously".

    In June 2015, Lifetime opted to not produce further episodes.

    The complete series was released on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on February 2, 2016.


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    The series has garnered mixed reviews despite high praise for Ricci's performance as Borden. Jane Borden of Vanity Fair called the series "playful, wicked brain candy", adding that "Ricci was born to play an 19th-century ax murderer, as it turns out." Keith Uhlich of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "Christina Ricci brings us the axe! Would that her effort was worth it" and Deborah Day of TheWrap noted, "Christina Ricci kills it, but even her brand of crazy is not enough." Praising Ricci's Lizzie as "gleeful and ruthless", The New York Times called the series "period-piece television served with a wink".


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