Will Ferrell returns as the “celebrated,” Wellesian author Eric JonRosh for another insane adaptation on IFC titled The Spoils Before Dying. A follow-up to 2014’s The Spoils Of Babylon, the story follows Michael Kenneth Williams as jazz pianist/private eye Rock Banyon as he attempts to clear his name and uncover the murderer of Maya Rudolph’s Fresno Foxglove.
The cast includes the already announced Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment, Kate McKinnon, Michael Sheen and a few others. There’s also some key appearances by THE Val Kilmer, model Emily Ratajkowski and Andy Daly from Review. I threw the last one in because Review is awesome and should be mentioned whenever possible.
The mini-series will air across three nights starting on July 8th, so I assume this is either a full hour each night to encompass the previously announced six parts or it is only three parts and we should be happy with what we get. Either way, I like the look of this better than Babylon.