The Many Wigs of Kristen Wiig in the New Trailer for IFC and Funny or Die’s The Spoils of Babylon
2:45 pm, November 14th | by Colette McIntyre
IFC has just released the second trailer for The Spoils of Babylon, their parody of melodramatic ’80s miniseries. Produced by Funny or Die and co-written by former SNL writers Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele, the six-part epic promises to tear us down like the Berlin Wall and then build us back up like, um…the Berlin Wall in the ’60s.
The story centers around the escapades of the oil-rich Morehouse family. Kristen Wiig stars as Cynthia Morehouse, a beautiful woman with an ugly secret: she is in love with her adopted brother, Devon (played by Tobey Maguire). The show will span three generations, “taking viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City,” and features appearances from Jessica Alba, Tim Robbins, Val Kimer, and a grown-up Haley Joel Osment, with cameos from Will Ferrell as fictional best-selling Spoils author Eric Jonrosh.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to tune in for all the sexy, scandalous action starting on Thursday, January 9th at 10 pm. For another look at the series, click here.