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Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire get too close in 'Spoils of Babylon' clip -- VIDEO

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.

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Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire play sibling lovers in new IFC comedy 'The Spoils of Babylon' -- EXCLUSIVE

EW has the exclusive first look at the trailer for the new Funny or Die-produced comedy The Spoils of Babylon, premiering January 9 at 10 p.m. on IFC. Spoofing classic nighttime soaps like Dallas and The Thorn Birds, the six part 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). Wiig plays Jonas’ daughter Cynthia who burns with taboo passion for her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire).  “The whole show is ridiculous and I mean that in the best way,” she says. “The things this family goes through, the murder and the lies and the affairs, is so absurd and bizarre and written so well.”

While fighting her forbidden love, Cynthia must also contend with the exploits of her evil son, played by Haley Joel Osment (!). Later in the series, Cynthia and Devon grow estranged and he becomes an activist who goes to work in an underwater lab where falls for Jessica Alba’s scientist character. “People know Tobey from more serious roles,” says Wiig. “But he made me laugh so hard. I’m so excited for people to see him in this context.” Watch the trailer below. READ FULL STORY

Kristen Wiig, Michael Sheen and more join Will Ferrell in 'Spoils of Babylon'

Did the madness on last night’s Game of Thrones make you long for another epic in your life?

 

IFC to the rescue! The network has announced the rest of the cast for The Spoils of Babylon, an epic parody of television mini-series produced by Funny Or Die and starring Will Ferrell. Rounding out the cast will be Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Robbins, and Kristen Wiig. The show, a television adaptation of a best-selling epic novel by fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh (Ferrell), will have six half-hour episodes that will premiere in early 2014.

The Spoils of Babylon, a century-spanning saga, chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse (Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Wiig) and her adopted brother Devon (Maguire) who made their fortune in the oil business,” according to a press release. “The series takes viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through war torn battlefields and velvet-sheeted bedrooms. Cynthia and Devon’s unbridled and taboo passion for one another cannot be prevented. Add in Cynthia’s evil son Winston (Osment), her put upon husband Chet Halner (Sheen), and Devon’s new love interest Dixie Mellonworth (Alba), and the booze, the pills, more passion, more pills and the heartache, and you have a mercurial potboiler. Then add in illegal arms deals, international espionage, the Shah of Iran (Ferrell), and two U.S. Army generals (Kilmer, Steve Tom) and it begins to overflow with boiling liquid in a pot on a hot stove that is operational.”

“This amazingly talented cast will give this decadent genre its due respect,” said Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC in a press release. “Never before has a parody of a mini-series been more poised for showers of accolades.”

Emmy voters, consider this your official heads-up!

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