Filmed in Breath-take-o-scope. Based on the novel by the undisputed master of dramatic fiction, Eric Jonrosh. Starring every actor ever. Now prepare yourself for the first trailer for The Spoils Of Babylon.
Produced by Funny Or Die, and with a spot secured on the IFC network, The Spoils Of Babylon will be a spoof on the rising popularity of the event series. The show is currently filming and will result in six half-hour episodes. This teaser opens on a smoky chamber, with a voiceover in a style reminiscent of the Screen Junkies Honest Trailers. We’re told about the series which is touted as “the most epic achievement in the history of television.” There’s no doubt Ferrell and co. are putting their funny spin on the escalating mania surrounding limited series and I, for one, cannot wait to see the final result.
Coming from the comedy genius of Ferrell and Adam McKay the show has a TON of stars attached. Some you would expect, and others…not so much. Joining Ferrell are Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, Tobey Maguire, Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins, Haley Joel Osment and Michael Sheen.
“The Spoils of Babylon, a century-spanning saga, chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse (Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Wiig) and her adopted brother Devon (Maguire) who made their fortune in the oil business. The series takes viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through war torn battlefields and velvet-sheeted bedrooms. Cynthia and Devon’s unbridled and taboo passion for one another cannot be prevented. Add in Cynthia’s evil son Winston (Osment), her put upon husband Chet Halner (Sheen), and Devon’s new love interest Dixie Mellonworth (Alba), and the booze, the pills, more passion, more pills and the heartache, and you have a mercurial potboiler. Then add in illegal arms deals, international espionage, the Shah of Iran (Ferrell), and two U.S. Army generals (Kilmer, Steve Tom) and it begins to overflow with boiling liquid in a pot on a hot stove that is operational.”
The Spoils Of Babylon will land on IFC in 2014. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.