The Spoils Before Dying
The Spoils Before Dying is an American comedy miniseries written by Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele, and directed by Piedmont. It stars Will Ferrell, Michael Kenneth Williams and Kristen Wiig. The miniseries premiered on July 8, 2015 on the American cable channel IFC. A followup to the miniseries The Spoils of Babylon, The Spoils Before Dying follows a 1950s jazz pianist-turned-private eye who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation.
|The Spoils Before Dying|
|Created by||Matt Piedmont
|Written by||Matt Piedmont
|Directed by||Matt Piedmont|
Michael Kenneth Williams
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company(s)||Funny or Die|
|Original release||July 8– July 10, 2015|
- Will Ferrell as Eric Jonrosh (the author of The Spoils Before Dying) who portrays J. Edgar Hoover
- Michael Kenneth Williams as Rock Banyon, a 1950s jazz pianist-turned-private eye
- Kristen Wiig as Lauoreighiya Samcake (Jonrosh's ex-wife) who portrays Delores O’Dell
- Haley Joel Osment as Marty Comanche who portrays Alistair St. Barnaby-Bixby-Jones
- Michael Sheen as Christopher Smith who portrays Kenton Price
- Steve Tom as Chip Donwelly
- Marc Evan Jackson as Kermit Biggs
- Maya Rudolph as Fresno Foxglove
- Kate McKinnon as Dallas Boudreaux
- Tim Meadows as Gary Dunhill 
- Chris Parnell as Bebop Jones
- Emily Ratajkowski as Agent Day
- Bérénice Marlohe as Beatrice
- Andy Daly as Artie Mann
- Peter Coyote as Dizzy The Cat
- Chin Han as Salizar Vasquez Deleon
- Molly Shannon as Odessa Dobson who portrays Tricksy the bartender
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Murder in B Flat"||Matt Piedmont||Matt Piedmont & Andrew Steele||July 8, 2015||0.14|
|2||"Blues for Barnaby"||Matt Piedmont||Matt Piedmont & Andrew Steele||July 8, 2015||0.11|
|3||"That's Jazz"||Matt Piedmont||Matt Piedmont & Andrew Steele||July 9, 2015||0.06|
|4||"Fear Steps In"||Matt Piedmont||Matt Piedmont & Andrew Steele||July 9, 2015||0.03|
|5||"The Trip Trap"||Matt Piedmont||Matt Piedmont & Andrew Steele||July 10, 2015||0.08|
|6||"The Biscuit Eaters"||Matt Piedmont||Matt Piedmont & Andrew Steele||July 10, 2015||0.08|
- "IFC Grabs More 'Spoils' From Funny Or Die". Deadline.com. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
- Locker, Melissa (May 6, 2015). "The Spoils Before Dying to Premiere This July as Three Night Mini-Series Event". IFC. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2015). "Michael Kenneth Williams To Star In Sundance Series 'Hap And Leonard', IFC's 'Spoils Before Dying'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- O'Neal, Sean (March 17, 2015). "Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Haley Joel Osment in for Spoils Of Babylon follow-up". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- Stephens, Emily L. (July 9, 2015). "The Spoils Before Dying: "That's Jazz"/"Fear Steps In"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
- "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.8.2015". showbuzzdaily.com.
- "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.9.2015". showbuzzdaily.com.
- "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Friday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.10.2015". showbuzzdaily.com.