Funny or Die follows up “The Spoils of Babylon” with “The Spoils Before Dying”

Following up on its pitch-perfect parody of overwrought novels and epic miniseries of days gone by with The Spoils of Babylon, Funny or Die has produced a follow-up comedy miniseries for IFC.


The three-night The Spoils Before Dying again features “author” Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell, also an executive producer), who introduces his story. It’s a pulp-noir murder mystery set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles’ jazz scene. Dying follows Rock Banyon (Michael Kenneth Williams) as he becomes the prime suspect in the double murder of his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove (Maya Rudolph), who is found dead with another man. Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment, who also starred in Babylon, return here. The cast also includes Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Molly Shannon, Tim Meadows, Lou Gossett Jr., Chris Parnell and more.

The Spoils Before Dying airs on IFC July 8-10 at 9pm ET/PT.


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