Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award
Premiere date: January 9, 2014
Episodes: Wiig appeared in all six episodes
Directed by: Matt Piedmont
Written by: Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele
Produced by: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont
Total runtime: 138 minutes
Kristen Wiig as: Cynthia Morehouse
Other cast: Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Will Ferrell, Jessica Alba, Carey Mulligan
Patriarch Jonas Morehouse shepherds his daughter Cynthia and adopted son Devon from meager beginnings in the oil fields of Texas to powerful boardrooms in New York City. Cynthia and Devon, entwined in undeniable love, stumble through war-torn battlefields, blazing mansions, filthy drug dens and velvet-sheeted bedrooms on their quest for power and influence. Despite Jonas’s best efforts to intervene, Cynthia and Devon’s merciless love sets into motion a wave of destruction that crashes down on Devon’s graceful wife Lady Anne, his daughter Marianne, his colleague and lover Dixie, Cynthia’s hen-pecked husband Chet, her evil son Winston, the scheming Generals and far beyond.
Chapter 1: The Foundling (original airdate: January 9, 2014)
Famed novelist Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell) sets the stage for his epic masterpiece of love, lust & greed. Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) digs relentlessly for oil as his daughter (Kristen Wiig) and adopted son (Tobey Maguire) begin a forbidden affair.
Chapter 2: The War Within (original airdate: January 9, 2014)
Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell) returns with his epic mini-series. War breaks out & Devon (Tobey Maguire) joins the struggle, leaving Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) behind. Another woman threatens to come between the star-crossed lovers.
Chapter 3: Kicking the Habit (original airdate: January 16, 2014)
Devon (Tobey Maguire) and Lady Anne (Carey Mulligan) fall in love, shocking his sister and former lover, Cynthia (Kristen Wiig). Jealousy strikes and Cynthia’s actions forever change Devon’s life.
Chapter 4: The Rise of the Empire (original airdate: January 23, 2014)
Jonrosh’s (Ferrell) epic story continues as growth of the Morehouse Conglomeration further confuses the forbidden love between Devon (Maguire) & Cynthia (Wiig). Cynthia makes a reckless business decision and Devon wages war against her.
Chapter 5: The Age of the Bastard (original airdate: January 30, 2014)
Cynthia (Wiig) visits Devon (Maguire) in his underwater institute and comes face-to-face with Dixie Melonworth (Alba), a woman after Devon’s heart. Cynthia’s diabolical son Winston (Osment) takes over the family business.
Chapter 6: So Sweet the Bells (original airdate: February 6, 2014)
Jonrosh’s (Ferrell) final chapter finds Winston (Osment) out to destroy his family, stopping at nothing to get his revenge. A Christmas party brings together Cynthia (Wiig), Devon (Maguire), Winston and the Shah of Iran.