Get ready to laugh your you-know-what off! From the looks of this just released trailer for the new Funny or Die-produced comedy The Spoils of Babylon, many of your staple soap opera themes!
The six-part series is set to debut on January 9 at 10 p.m EST on IFC. According to the press release, “Spoofing classic nighttime soaps like Dallas and The Thorn Birds, the series chronicles the TV adaptation of the novel of fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell). His best-seller The Spoils of Babylon chronicles the melodramatic escapades of the oil-rich Morehouse family, led by patriarch Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins).”
Kristen Wiig plays Jonas’ daughter Cynthia who has quite the passion for her adopted brother Devon played by none other than, Tobey Maguire! Wigg said of the project, “The whole show is ridiculous and I mean that in the best way. The things this family goes through, the murder and the lies and the affairs, is so absurd and bizarre and written so well. People know Tobey from more serious roles. But he made me laugh so hard. I’m so excited for people to see him in this context.”
In addition, while fighting her forbidden affair with her adopted brother, Cynthia must also contend with her very evil son, played by Haley Joel Osment. Later down the line in the series check this story out …. Cynthia and Devon become estranged and Devon next becomes an activist who goes to work in an underwater lab where falls for a scientist played by Jessica Alba!
OK ready? Watch the trailer for The Spoils Of Babylon after the jump and let us know if you think it’s funny … and if you will check out the six-part series right at the beginning of 2014?