Amazon has canceled the 1930s period drama, The Last Tycoon, after one season and nine episodes, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
The Last Tycoon, which was based on the unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, starred Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr, a young and brilliant film producer whose studio is corrupted by greed and international politics. Kelsey Grammer played the studio head while Lily Collins was featured as Stahr’s love interest.
Amazon does not reveal ratings for its original shows, but The Last Tycoon generated mixed reviews from the critics with a score of just 53 percent from RottenTomatoes.com. Only 17 of 32 critics surveyed by the site said they liked the show.
“Strong pilot, strong finale but in-between? Hours and hours of luscious mediocrity,” wrote Simon Crook of Empire Magazine.
The Hollywood Reporter also noted that The Last Tycoon was particularly expensive to produce.
Amazon’s decision to cancel The Last Tycoon follows the etailer’s earlier move this month to restructure its original program division which has trailed Netflix in programming successes.
The company earlier this month canceled Z: The Beginning of Everything, an original drama inspired by the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby.
— Phillip Swann