Amazon’s nine-episode adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon will debut July 28 exclusively on Prime Video, Amazon said today. The company also released its first trailer for the original series starring Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins.
“They created the Hollywood dream,” reads a trailer subtitle, setting up the premise for anyone unfamiliar with Fitzgerald’s final work, based loosely on the life of mogul Irving Thalberg.
The series, executive produced by Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser, will be available globally on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
The Last Tycoon follows Hollywood’s Golden Boy Monroe Stahr (Bomer) as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady (Grammer) for the soul of their studio. Says Amazon: “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.”
Customers can watch the pilot episode online at Amazon.com/The-Last-Tycoon before the full season’s remaining eight episodes air on July 28.
Published on June 2, 2017