03:50 AM EDT 12/18/2014
Originally posted 01/09/2014 02:40PM
The Spoils of Babylon, premiering Thursday on IFC (10 p.m. ET/PT) and produced by Funny or Die, is more correctly titled – with a significant loss of magnificent pretentiousness – Eric Jonrosh's The Spoils of Babylon.
It also bills itself as an “epic television event,” but in truth boils down to a mere six half-hour episodes.
And although Babylon boasts a cast that starts somewhere in the A-list (Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell), it stoops a little to accommodate a few highly respectable character actors (Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen). Then it improbably winds down to Haley Joel Osment, the former child star of The Sixth Sense, and Val Kilmer.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences
British Man Claims to Have Spent $150K+ to Look Like Kim Kardashian
Judge Exonerates 14-Year-Old Boy Who Was Executed 70 Years Ago
Drew Barrymore: Bouncing Back After Baby Is 'Not My Experience'
Stephen Collins to Katie Couric: 'I'm a Flawed Person'
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!