Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last book “The Last Tycoon” published posthumously, the show takes place in 1936 Hollywood. Widower and film producer Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer), loosely based on the famous producer Irving Thalberg, battles his boss Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer).
The series also stars Lily Collins, Dominique McElligott, Enzo Clienti, Koen De Bouw, Mark O’Brien, Rosemarie DeWitt.
The series was canceled only a few weeks after it premiered its first season. It also followed the cancellation of “Z: The Beginning of Everything” just two days before. The recent spate of ruthless cancellations reflects a sea change at Amazon towards programming with global appeal.
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