IFC Orders Spoils of Babylon Offshoot

Spoils of Babylon Sequel

IFC has ordered The Spoils Before Dying, a new six-episode saga to be told in the Funny Or Die style of this past winter’s The Spoils of Babylon.

Executive producer Will Ferrell will reprise his role as Eric Jonrosh, the author-director-writer who teed up each episode, while a new cast will dramatize this look at “the seedy underbelly of the 1950s jazz scene, in a detective story positively buzzing with erotic charge.” The new Spoils centers around a “jazz-pianist turned private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation that spins out of control and leads him down paths — romantic and otherwise — he never expected.”

The Babylon ensemble included Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins and Michael Sheen.

Rejoining Ferrell as EPs are Adam McKay, Nate Young, Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele. Steele and Piedmont will again pen Spoils, with Piedmont also directing.

The Spoils Before Dying will bow in summer 2015.

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  1. wordsmith says:

    I thought the first one had some inspired moments of utterly bizarre and random brilliance. At the very least, I’ll be curious to see what kind of cast they attract for the second round.

  2. There’s plenty of funny in the miniseries’ script, co-written by director Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele with more jokes that hit than miss. And the various sight gags, from cheap miniature sets to Hot Wheels-like toy cars to Halloween-worthy wigs and costumes, had me laughing out loud.