Amazon Cancels ‘The Last Tycoon’

Amazon Cancels ‘The Last Tycoon’

The Hollywood Reporter just announced that Amazon cancelled The Last Tycoon after some weeks of speculation about if it would be renewed or not.

The decision arrives days after the retail giant/streamer made an about face and canceled another Fitzgerald drama, the previously renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything, starring Christina Ricci as the author’s wife, Zelda Fitzgerald.

Amazon had spent roughly $7 million during pre-production on the scrapped season of Z. The cancellations come as what sources say is larger belt-tightening going on at Amazon as the outlet looks for a large-scale hit.

The streamer is now beginning to rack up a series of one-and-done shows, with The Last Tycoon joining Z as well as its 1970s Newsweek period drama Good Girls Revolt joining drama Mad Dogs.

As far we receive it with no surprise, its sad to see the show (as the novel itself) unfinished. It had potential to tell more and, sadly, we won’t see the end of it. :/

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  • Janet Cooper

    They should take the show to Turner, where it would fit right in with TCM…

  • JD

    Bad decision Amazon… in a TV landscape full of second rate programmes, a lush production like this needs some loyalty from it’s maker. Sumptuous sets and first rate performances, and storylines inspired by an unfinished American classic should run for multiple seasons building on it’s initial audience. If Hollywood and it’s stars are your Royalty, surely it’s ‘treason’ to not nurture such dramas. Instead you have cut your losses purely for financial reasons. Bad Amazon. If you keep this up we won’t engaged with original content in future, not if there’s little chance of them running past their first season. Not impressed. London Calling.