American comedy mini-series The Spoils of Babylon is set to premiere on FOX in the UK this Saturday (18th January) at 9pm.
Written by Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele, and directed by Piedmont, the show features an all-star cast including Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen and Will Ferrell. The show is a spoof of mini-series adapted from best-selling novels that were popular on American TV in the 70s and 80s.
The synopsis for the show is:
The Spoils of Babylon chronicles the lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse, his daughter Cynthia and her adopted brother Devon.
The series takes you 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, her put upon husband Chet Halner, and Devon’s new love interest Dixie Melonworth, and the booze, thepills, more passion, more pills and the heartache, and you have a hotbed of emotions about to bubble over.
Then add in illegal arms deals, international espionage, the Shah of Iran, and two US Army Generals to create one of the most epic stories of our time.
Ahead of the series starting in the UK, we’ve put together a preview gallery so you can sneak a peek at all the action: