The Last Tycoon: Release date, trailer, cast for Amazon Original series

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The Last Tycoon is the next big Amazon Original series to debut and it’s getting rave reviews so here’s everything you need to know about the period drama.

If you’re looking for a great new show to watch on Amazon Video, you’re in luck because this weekend sees the long-awaited first season of The Last Tycoon. The series premiere has been available on Amazon Video June 17, 2016, which is customary for Amazon Originals. Now, after waiting 13 months, fans of the pilot can see what happens the rest of the season. Let’s highlight what the show is about, who stars in the show, investigate the trailer for potential storylines and the all important release date information.

The Last Tycoon Plot Summary

Based on the novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Tycoon is set in the 1930s and tells the tale of budding Hollywood studio executive Monroe Stahr as he looks to gain a stronghold in the movie industry. He’s working as a studio executive and having a great deal of success but he is in a tug-of-war with his boss, Pat Brady, which always complicates matters. As Monroe searches for inspiration and motivation to make a life-changing movie, he may have found his muse in the form of an attractive waitress.

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The Last Tycoon Cast

Matt Bomer plays the role of Monroe Stahr. You may recognize him from White Collar, The Nice Guys, The Magnificent Seven and American Horror Story. Kelsey Grammer plays the role of Pat Brady, Monroe’s boss, and the father to Celia Brady. Lily Collins plays Celia Brady. Bailey Noble plays Bess Burrows. Dominique McElligott plays Kathleen Moore. Rosemarie Dewitt plays Rose Brady. The Last Tycoon was created by Billy Ray who also directs three episodes. He’s known for The Hunger Games, Shattered Glass, Captain Phillips and State of Play.

The Last Tycoon Trailer

You can watch The Last Tycoon season 1 official trailer, courtesy of Amazon Video below. At first glance, the fashion and decor really set the stage for the 1930s so if you’re a fan of period dramas, you’re going to thoroughly enjoy this new series.

The Last Tycoon Release Information

The rest of the first season will be added on Friday, July 28. Previous Amazon Original shows have actually been released at midnight GMT, so we think, but aren’t positive, you will be able to watch The Last Tycoon as early as 8:00 p.m. EST. You don’t have to wait any longer to watch the series premiere, however. The complete first season consists of nine episodes