IFC has revealed a teaser for their 2014 television miniseries, “The Spoils of Babylon,” executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and directed by Casa de mi Padre‘s Matt Piedmont. Check it out in the player below!
Set to star Kristin Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Jessica Alba, Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins and Ferrell himself, The Spoils of Babylon is an epic story in the vein of The Thorn Birds and Winds of War. It spans three generations, taking viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through world war battlefields and velvet sheeted bedrooms. As the story unfolds, the booze, the passion and the heartache lead to illegal arms deals and international espionage with the Shah of Iran, not to mention the creation of the doomed sub-prime market.
The Spoils of Babylon is a television adaptation of a best-selling epic novel by fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh (actually written by Andrew Steele). The blowsy century-spanning saga chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of a family who made their fortune in the oil business.
“The Spoils of Babylons” will air as six half-hour episodes in late 2013.