Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig to play siblings who want to bang in new Will Ferrell series 

Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig to play siblings who want to bang in new Will Ferrell series 

In March, IFC announced a couple of new comedy series, one a sketch show from LA comedy troupe The Birthday Boys and Bob Odenkirk, and the other a melodramatic mini-series from Funny Or Die called The Spoils Of Babylon. The latter is a six-episode Thorn Birds-esque story about the oil-rich Morehouse family, the names of whom are starting to be revealed: Tobey Maguire will play Devon Morehouse, the adopted son of patriarch Jonas Morehouse, and Kristen Wiig will play the magnate’s daughter, Cynthia. Also: The two of them want to bang.

Deadline reports the two (non-biological) siblings run their father’s company together while fighting their mutual attraction, following a path Luke Wilson and Gwyneth Paltrow blazed a dozen years prior. (Imagine for a moment, if you will, what The Royal Tenenbaums would look like with Adam McKay directing and Will Ferrell playing Royal. C’mon, mash-uppers, here’s your chance.)

The Spoils Of Babylon debuts this fall, and here’s hoping you liked Casa Di Mi Padre: Its writer (Andrew Steele) and director (Matt Piedmont) will be handling those duties for the miniseries.