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Amazon Cancels F. Scott Fitzgerald Drama Series ‘The Last Tycoon’

Hourlong drama was based on author’s last book

Amazon Studios has decided to close up shop on “The Last Tycoon,” pulling the plug on the expensive hour-long drama based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final, unfinished novel.

The show, which took place in 1930s Hollywood, starred Matt Bomer as film producer Monroe Stahr and Kelsey Grammer as his boss, Pat Brady, as the two battled for control of their studio. “The Last Tycoon” also featured Lily Collins, Dominique McElligott and Enzo Cilenti.

It’s the second drama canceled by the streaming giant in three days, as Amazon pulled the plug on Cristina Ricci’s Zelda Fitzgerald (F. Scott’s wife) series “Z,” which had been picked up for a second season before being cut loose. “The Last Tycoon” will end its run with nine episodes, the final eight of which debuted on Amazon Prime Video July 28.

Amazon’s apparent belt tightening in its content business comes as it prepares to spend $5 billion on a new headquarters — and after dropping nearly $14 billion on Whole Foods. However, the company remains one of Hollywood’s more aggressive spenders, with plenty of ambitious shows like “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”

“The Last Tycoon” was originally adapted in a 1976 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Jack Nicholson and Robert Mitchum.