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In High-Drama Parody, Will Ferrell Reveals 'Spoils Of Babylon'

The book, written in the 1970s, was made into a miniseries and never saw the light of day — until now. Actually, everything about The Spoils of Babylon is pure fiction. It's a parody of the big, bloated miniseries of the 1970s and '80s, complete with forbidden love between a sister and her adopted brother.

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Cynthia and Devon Morehouse, played by Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire, are caught up in a passionate romance in the IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon. Oh, but they're not married: They're sister and (adopted) brother, the central figures in a bizarro salute to '80s melodramas like The Thorn Birds. Katrina Marcinowski/IFC hide caption

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In High-Drama Parody, Will Ferrell Reveals 'Spoils Of Babylon'

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