Amazon has announced a Friday July 28th premiere for its new original one-hour series “The Last Tycoon” based on “The Great Gatsby” author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final work.
Inspired by the life of legendary film mogul Irving Thalberg, the story is set during the Great Depression and the rise of Germany and follows Matt Boomer as Hollywood’s new golden boy producer Monroe Stahr who battles with his mentor Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio.
Lily Collins, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Beals, Enzo Cilenti, Dominique McElligott, Saul Rubinek and Eion Bailey also star. Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips,” “Shattered Glass”) writes and directs multiple episodes and the series is executive produced by Ray and Christopher Keyser (“Tyrant”).
The pilot episode is available now with the remaining eight episodes of the first season to be available at launch exclusively on Prime Video on July 28th.