Michael Kenneth Williams to Star in IFC’s ‘The Spoils Before Dying’

Will Ferrell is returning to IFC as legendary author Eric Jonrosh for another Funny or Die-produced mini-series spoof, and today the network revealed that Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) has signed on to star. Following last year’s The Spoils of Babylon, the next installment called The Spoils Before Dying is described as a “pulp-noir murder mystery” set in the LA jazz scene that centers on Williams as a “down-and-out pianist Rock Banyon who becomes the prime suspect when his lead singer and occasional lover is found violently murdered in a car with another man. With the death of two people hanging over his head, Rock has only 72 hours to clear his name or fry in the electric chair. Determined to prove his innocence, Rock goes on an elusive quest for the truth that takes him into an abyss of sex, murder, love, betrayal, and of course, jazz.” The series is currently in production in Los Angeles and is co-executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele, and Nate Young.

Michael Kenneth Williams to Star in IFC’s ‘The Spoils […]