The post-WWII era shall be spoofed again by author “Eric Jonrosh” and an all-star cast, as IFC announced Monday it’d ordered a second six-episode miniseries from Funny or Die’s “Spoils” franchise.
The Spoils Before Dying will bring back Jonrosh (Will Ferrell) to open and close each of the six episodes in summer 2015 with his own book-to-TV commentary. The rest of the cast has not been announced. The Spoils of Babylon aired at the beginning of 2014, starring Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen, Kristen Wiig, Ferrell and more.
This next novel adaptation, The Spoils Before Dying, takes a jazz pianist in the 1950s and makes him a private detective in a chaotic investigation.
It’s executive produced by Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate Young. Steele and Piedmont return as writers, with Piedmont also directing.
“With IFC’s renewed partnership with Funny or Die, Eric Jonrosh and his most-prized works will continue to entertain and enthrall audiences for generations to come,” said IFC President Jennifer Caserta.
Said Piedmont: “Television audiences haven’t clamored this much for a second season since AfterM*A*S*H*.”
Added McKay: “The first Spoils mini-series beat the NFL and Big Bang Theory in ratings (adults: ages 74-92) and changed the way Americans talk, think and prepare meat. We anticipate this new series from Jonrosh with Steele and Piedmont becoming the most watched television event in the history of earth.”