The Thorn Birds
People like soaps. People also like to make fun of soaps. IFC wants to give the people what they like with The Spoils of Babylon, a six-part miniseries produced by Funny or Die.
Referencing the epic sagas of Dynasty, Dallas, and The Thorn Birds, The Spoils of Babylon will follow the exploits of the powerful Morehouse family.
Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) is a wealthy oil magnate, whose daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) is in love with her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire). Adding to the drama is Cynthia’s calculating son Winston (Haley Joel Osment), who’s out for his own gain. After a falling out, Devon begins an affair with a scientist named Dixie (Jessica Alba), adding to Cynthia’s woes. READ MORE