Gird your loins: In just a few short weeks, IFC will premiere The Spoils of Babylon — an epic miniseries parody based on an epic fake novel about an epic fictional family of oil tycoons. The clan includes Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire as Cynthia and Devon, a brother and sister with… more than familiar feelings for each other. (Don’t start playing the theme from Flowers in the Attic in your head — Devon’s adopted.)
How intense is Cynthia and Devon’s passion? So intense that in this first clip from the series, they engage in an almost hookup that can only be described as an orgy of nose-stabbing. Eat your heart out, Chris and Cathy Dollanganger.
The Spoils of Babylon, which also features dramatic turns from Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres with two back-to-back half-hour episodes on Thursday, January 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT on IFC