NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The Spoils Before Dying is to air as a three-night comedy miniseries, starting July 8, IFC announced.
Two half-hour episodes of the six-part program will air each evening July 8-10. It will star Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Molly Shannon, Tim Meadows, Lou Gossett Jr., Chris Parnell and Emily Ratajkowski.
"Written in a fit of youthful intoxication by legendary author turned director Eric Jonrosh [played by Will Ferrell,] The Spoils Before Dying is a debaucherous pulp-noir murder mystery set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles' jazz scene," a synopsis said. "It follows Rock Banyon [played by Michael Kenneth Williams] as he becomes the prime suspect in the double murder of his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove [played by Maya Rudolph] who is found dead with another man. Panicked, Rock splits for Mexico where he reunites with his one-time big band singer Delores DeWinter [played by Kristen Wiig.]"
"Banned around the world almost five decades ago, The Spoils Before Dying is a gritty and unrelenting tale of forbidden everything," IFC President Jennifer Caserta teased in a statement. "We may all wind up in jail, but this epic tale of sex, drugs, violence and jazz will be seen."