Deadline is reporting that Amazon has cancelled showbiz drama The Last Tycoon after one season.
Based on the unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name and developed for television by Billy Ray (The Hunger Games), The Last Tycoon told the story of Hollywood studio executive Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer) as he squares off against mentor Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) for control of the town.
The cancellation comes at a time when Amazon is reassessing its original programming strategy. The streamer cancelled fellow Fitzgerald property Z earlier this week and per Variety, is looking toward bigger, noisier, and broader programming going forward. As a period drama, The Last Tycoon was inherently expensive and when the show failed to produce much in the way of buzz upon its July release, it set itself up to be collateral damage in Amazon’s quasi-rebrand.
In addition to Bomer and Grammer, The Last Tycoon starred Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land).