Fans of Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Michael K. Williams, Maya Rudolph, and jazzy songs about booze and pills are in for a treat: today marks the DVD release of the six-part IFC series The Spoils Before Dying, the follow-up to Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele’s critically acclaimed (and equally hilariously over-the-top) miniseries, The Spoils of Babylon.
The Spoils Before Dying follows a pianist-turned-detective (Williams) who investigates a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene. The series features a bevy of funny folks in a pitch perfect film noir satire, complete with author/raconteur Eric Jonrosh‘s (Ferrell) signature musings about the making of his banned novel/television masterpiece.
Check out the trailer below, and order the DVD here. You’ll have to supply your own moody lighting and swinging jazz band.