Amazon reportedly cancels The Last Tycoon days after axing Z: The Beginning of Everything
Roughly three months after its debut, Amazon has reportedly cancelled The Last Tycoon. An adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel set in 1930s, which was published posthumously in 1941, the second season of the drama has been abruptly cancelled.
As per a Variety report, the sudden change in plans is indicative of redefined plans and changed strategies at the company, all under the watchful eye of CEO Jeff Bezos.
The Last Tycoon is not the only show to have been axed. Recently, Amazon had put another abrupt end to Z: The Beginning of Everything, which was based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald — wife of the celebrated writer. Christina Ricci was playing the titular role in the series, which lasted only a season.
Significant changes continue to happen at the company amid its plans to expand further while rethinking finances and managing to deliver a large-scale hit, as per The Hollywood Reporter. The giant is reportedly looking for a Game of Thrones-scale miracle and is cutting down on shows that have failed to leave a mark. The show-runners are looking for shows with universal appeal like HBO's mega-hit series and, consequentially, foraying into unexplored territory which includes getting international content to the table.