The network that brings you Portlandia is about to get even funnier (and more absurd).
IFC has greenlit two comedies with A-list talent. First up is The Spoils of Babylon, “a television adaptation of a best-selling epic novel by author Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell), that will feature an ensemble cast to be announced later. The blowsy century-spanning saga chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of a family who made their fortune in the oil business.” That show, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, was given a six-episode order and will premiere later this year.
“This is a crazy and maybe even a stupid idea,” Ferrell said in a press release. “IFC is either really courageous or really stupid which makes them the perfect partner for us.” READ FULL STORY »