All nine episodes of the original dramatic series—starring Matt
Bomer, Kelsey Grammer and Lily Collins, and executive produced by
Academy Award nominee Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser—will be available
globally on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced its new original one hour series The
Last Tycoon, starring Golden Globe winner Matt
Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart), multi-Golden Globe
and Emmy winner Kelsey
Grammer (Frasier, Boss) and Lily
Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones),
will premiere on Friday, July 28 exclusively on Prime Video. From F.
Scott Fitzgerald’s last work, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last
year, The Last Tycoon—inspired by the life of legendary film
mogul Irving Thalberg—follows Hollywood’s Golden Boy, Monroe Stahr
(Bomer), as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady (Grammer) for
the soul of their studio. 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
1930s 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. The
show will be available on PrimeVideo.com
for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories
around the globe.
A co-production with TriStar Television, The Last Tycoon also
DeWitt (La La Land) as Rose Brady, Dominique
McElligott (House of Cards) as Kathleen Moore, Enzo
Cilenti (The Martian) as Aubrey Hackett, Mark
O’Brien (Arrival) as Max Miner, and Koen
De Bouw (Professor T.) as Tomas Szep. Guest stars include Jennifer
Beals (Taken) as Margo Taft, Saul
Rubinek (Unforgiven) as Louis B. Mayer, and Eion
Bailey (Once Upon a Time) as Clint Frost. Academy Award
Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games) writes and
directs multiple episodes and the series is executive produced by Ray, Christopher
Keyser (Tyrant, Party of Five), who serve as
D. Maurer (Rubicon), Alixandre
Witlin (Georgia O’Keeffe), David
A. Stern (Rosemary’s Baby) and Scott
Hornbacher (Mad Men). Noted Pulitzer-winning Fitzgerald
scholar A. Scott Berg serves as consulting producer with Perri
Kipperman (Billions) serving as co-executive producer. The
series is made possible by an array of behind-the-scenes artists,
including Academy Award-winning production designer Patrizia
von Brandenstein (Amadeus), Emmy-winning costume
Bryant (Mad Men), Emmy-nominated Director of
Moder (The Normal Heart), and Academy Award-winning composer Mychael
Danna (Life of Pi).
“It’s thrilling to watch F. Scott Fitzgerald’s extraordinary work
brought to life through the eyes of Billy and Chris, and this incredible
cast,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios.
“This great team has created a stunning portrayal of 1930s Hollywood.
We’re excited to share the series with Prime members this summer.”
Prime members will be able to stream The Last Tycoon exclusively
via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire
TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to
mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their
The Last Tycoon was part of Amazon’s pilot season last year, a
unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to
stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon
Original Series that are then made available to Prime members. Below are
what customers have said about the pilot:
“A beautifully rendered, intelligent portrait of Hollywood in the
1930s, and exploration of the fascinating world of Irving Thalberg.
For admirers of all that, and Fitzgerald’s book—not to mention those
who think ‘they don’t make them like they used to’–this show is a
“An excellent drama with killer fashion and set design.”
“The overall quality and feel of the show is fantastic. The storyline
quickly engages the viewer, pulling them into the world of Brady
American Studios and 1930s Hollywood. All of the different elements
meld together to bring a show that is a true masterpiece.”
“This has Emmy written all over it. Lots of times. Acting, directing,
writing, sets & costumes; this thing has it all and we can believe the
question about whether it gets produced isn't really a question at
The entire first season of The Last Tycoon will be available for
Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs,
connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or
online at Amazon.com/The-Last-Tycoon,
with other Amazon Original Series online at Amazon.com/originals,
at no additional cost to their membership. Eligible customers who are
not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.
For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
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