IFC announced in a press release today that they’ve ordered a sequel to Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele’s Funny or Die epic miniseries parody The Spoils of Babylon. Titled The Spoils Before Dying, the six-episode series is set to premiere in summer 2015 and will follow author/director/writer Eric Jonrosh (played by Will Ferrell)’s first best-selling novel that “will take viewers into the seedy underbelly of the 1950s jazz scene, in a detective story positively buzzing with erotic charge. It follows a jazz pianist turned private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation that spins out of control and leads him down paths – romantic and otherwise – he never expected.” Aside from Ferrell’s return as the wine-chugging Jonrosh, no other cast has been confirmed for the sequel. Here’s a statement on the series order from producer Adam McKay:
The first Spoils mini-series beat the NFL and Big Bang Theory in ratings (adults: ages 74-92) and changed the way Americans talk, think and prepare meat. We anticipate this new series from Jonrosh with Steele and Piedmont becoming the most watched television event in the history of earth.