The 2015 follow up is The Spoils Before Dying.
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Both series are framed by introductions of each episode by author, screenwriter, producer, director Eric Jonrosh. Jonrosh was the sort of high-literary figure of the 20th century that's since been kind of forgotten as Fifty Shades of Grey has come to define the modern American novel. Jonrosh also embodies the worst excesses of the brightest minds of the 20th Century and their more, uh, colorful golden years. And is played by Will Ferrell in a beard, old age make-up and about 150 extra pounds.
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The Spoils Before Dying is less the sprawling 1970's-era TV mini-series than its predecessor and, in a tale unrelated to the prior series, a noir-jazz-Mickey Spillane mash-up pastiche. Again, the story itself would probably be fine as a drama, played straight. I'm not kidding. It's a tight little murder mystery with Chandler-esque turns and a nice upping of the ante in the final act.
But that's not really so much what they're up to.