Amazon has set a July 28, 2017 premiere date for the new dramatic series The Last Tycoon based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last work. The series, which just debuted its first trailer, stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins. Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) wrote and directed the nine-episode first season, and he serves as an executive producer along with Christopher Keyser, Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin, David A. Stern, and Scott Hornbacher.
The Last Tycoon cast also includes Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land), Dominique McElligott (House of Cards), Enzo Cilenti (The Martian), Mark O’Brien (Arrival), and Koen De Bouw. Jennifer Beals (Taken), Saul Rubinek (Unforgiven), and Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time) guest star.
“It’s thrilling to watch F. Scott Fitzgerald’s extraordinary work brought to life through the eyes of Billy and Chris, and this incredible cast,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios. “This great team has created a stunning portrayal of 1930s Hollywood. We’re excited to share the series with Prime members this summer.”
The Plot: From F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last work, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, The Last Tycoon — inspired by the life of legendary film mogul Irving Thalberg — follows Hollywood’s Golden Boy, Monroe Stahr (Bomer) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Grammer) for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Great Depression and the growing international influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence, and towering ambition of 1930’s Hollywood.
The series will air exclusively on PrimeVideo.com.