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.
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