Matt Bomer’s ‘The Last Tycoon’ canceled at Amazon after one season
It is a dark day for Matt Bomer fans.
Just weeks after the series debuted, Amazon is ending the exclusive series The Last Tycoon on its video streaming service.
Apparently, there aren’t enough other fans of the show out there to keep it continuing. With that said, Amazon has officially announced the end of the series, courtesy of Variety.
The Last Tycoon was based on Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel of the same name. The series began streaming on July 28, though it received mixed critical reviews.
While higher viewership may have saved The Last Tycoon, it wasn’t singularly the ratings that killed it. Amazon Studios not only tossed out plans for a second season of this show, but put an end to Christina Ricci’s Z: The Beginning of Everything as well. As the Variety article suggests, these cancellations seem to be part of a new vision for the service from CEO Jeff Bezos.
Bezos is said to be searching for the network’s own version of Game of Thrones. That is, a show that is massively popular and can “make the biggest difference around the world.”
Good luck with that Jeff. In the meantime you’re going to have to deal with all the very unhappy Matt Bomer fans.