IFC miniseries “The Spoils of Babylon,” produced by Funny or Die and premiering on January 9, is a deadpan parody of sprawling sagas like “The Thorn Birds” from the writer and the director of “Casa de Mi Padre.” Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig star in the torrid, decades-spanning story of the Morehouse family, but the miniseries’ fake backstory is turning out to be just as epic. In it, executive producer Will Ferrell will play Eric Jonrosh, the fictional author of the book on which the miniseries is supposedly based.
Now IFC’s released a “Hearts of Darkness”/”Burden of Dreams”-style behind-the-scenes video that’s also made up. With production entering its third year, the director nowhere to be found and the financing in danger of being pulled, the actors and crew descend into madness and pretentiousness, and a documentary crew is there to capture it. Take a look at the two-part “To The Victor Go The Spoils” (hah!) making-of below.