The Last Tycoon aimed to be a lavish re-creation of 1930s Hollywood as an expansion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last, unfinished text (the novel was published posthumously in 1941). The story was to center on the charismatic movie mogul Stahr and his relationship with mentor Brady.
The series began streaming on July 28 and ran 9 episodes. EW has confirmed that after a single season, the streaming service has opted to cancel the series starring Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr, alongside Kelsey Grammar and Lily Collins. Even though Amazon does not release viewership information, it did debut to mixed critical reviews with a score of 53% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The decision to cancel The Last Tycoon arrived days after Amazon canceled another Fitzgerald drama, the previously renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci as the author’s wife, Zelda Fitzgerald.