IFC has unveiled the first trailer for its murder-mystery spoof The Spoils Before Dying, which will air in six parts over three nights beginning July 8, 2015.
The comedic miniseries sequel to The Spoils of Babylon is described as a “debaucherous pulp-noir murder mystery set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles’ jazz scene.”
The story follows Rock Banyon (Michael K. 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. Panicked, Rock splits for Mexico where he reunites with his one-time big band singer Delores DeWinter (Kristen Wiig). With 72-hours to clear his name or fry in the electric chair, Rock and Delores embark on a dangerous quest for the truth that takes them into an abyss of sex, drugs, betrayal, and of course, jazz. While his world crumbles, Rock’s hard-charging manager Alistair St. Barnaby (Haley Joel Osment) pressures him to record a mainstream jazz album.
Will Ferrell will reprise his role as Eric Jonrosh, an author-turned-director who introduces each chapter of his book-to-screen adaptions.
The cast also includes Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kate McKinnon (SNL), Tim Meadows (Marry Me), Lou Gossett Jr. (Book of Negroes), Chris Mulkey (Whiplash), Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl), Steve Tom (Major Crimes), Marc Evan Jackson (22 Jump Street), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Andrew Daly (Modern Family), Chris Mulkey (Whiplash), Chin Han (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Ted Levine (The Bridge), Jack Kilmer (Palo Alto), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall) and Patty Guggenheim (Casa de mi Padre).
The Spoils Before Dying is produced by Funny Or Die and executive produced by Ferrell along with Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate Young. Steele and Piedmont return as writers, with Piedmont also directing.
Watch the full trailer below and tune in to the 3-night miniseries event on Wednesday, July 8, Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10. Two half-hour episodes will air each evening starting at 9pm ET/PT.