IFC has announced that the highly anticipated miniseries, “The Spoils Before Dying” will premiere its ix-part television event this July.
Last year we had “The Spoils of Babylon” from author turned director Eric Jonrosh, played by Will Ferrel. This year we get a new entry that explores the dodgy underbelly of the Los Angeles jazz scene. It follows ock Banyon (Michael Kenneth Williams), who flees to Mexico after being cast as the prime suspect in the double murder of his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove (Maya Rudolph) and the other man found with her. In Mexico, Banyon reunites with his one-time big band singer Delores DeWinter (Kristen Wiig) as he attempts to navigate the truth behind the murders, all while Banyon’s manager Alistair St. Barnaby (Haley Joel Osment) pressures him to record a mainstream jazz album. Ferrel returns as Jonrosh.
IFC President Jennifer Caserta, said,
“Banned around the world almost five decades ago, The Spoils Before Dying is a gritty and unrelenting tale of forbidden everything. We may all wind up in jail, but this epic tale of sex, drugs, violence and jazz WILL be seen.”
Other notable cast members include cast includes Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kate McKinnon (SNL, Ghostbusters), Molly Shannon (Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, SNL), Tim Meadows (Marry Me, SNL), Lou Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots), Chris Parnell (30 Rock, SNL), Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl, We Are Your Friends), Steve Tom (Major Crimes) and Marc Evan Jackson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).
“The Spoils Before Dying” is produced by Funny or Die and executive produced by Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate Young. Piedmont directed the series and partnered with Steele to pen the script.
The miniseries will premiere July 8-10 with two half-hour episodes airing each evening at 9:00 p.m. EST/PT on IFC.
Watch the official teaser below.