The Last Tycoon Bomer

Matt Bomer's The Last Tycoon Plus Lauren Ambrose Pilot Get Amazon Premiere Date — See First Photos

Broadcast-TV’s Upfronts might be over, but Amazon’s pilot season is just around the corner, featuring new projects starring Matt Bomer, Lauren Ambrose and Kelsey Grammer.

Bomer (White Collar) Last Tycoon Grammerheadlines The Last Tycoon, a Great Depression-era drama adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about a Hollywood golden boy battling his father figure and boss (played by four-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer) for the soul of their studio; Lily Collins (The Blind Side) co-stars.

Ambrose (Six Feet Under) meanwhile Interestings Lauren Ambroseplays an aspiring actress who lacks glamour, money and talent in The Interestings, a drama adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller. David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Jessica Pare (Mad Men), Matt Barr (Sleepy Hollow), Gabriel Ebert (Ricki and the Flash), Jessica Collins (Rubicon) and Corey Cott (Public Morals) co-star.

Both pilots will debut on Friday, June 17, alongside the pilot for the reimagined Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.

As with previous Amazon pilot seasons, a green light for any of the aforementioned projects will come if the programs generate positive viewer feedback. Prior success stories include the Emmy-winning Transparent, Golden Globe winner Mozart and the Jungle and historical fantasy Man in the High Castle, which was recently renewed for Season 2.

Which of the new Amazon pilots pique your interest?

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17 Comments
  1. Martina says:

    For a moment there when I opened up the page I thought that picture of Kelsey was a picture of the late Fred Thompson.

  2. Very interested and excited for The Interestings – great cast!

  3. Vicki Alberts says:

    OMG I am sooooo excited to see Matt Bomer in The Last Tycoon!

  4. JBC says:

    It will be nice to see Matt Bomer in a starring role again. Looking forward to The Last Tycoon!

  5. Bryc says:

    Who is watching these Amazon shows? Why are they stealing away our pretty-good actors?

  6. Deion says:

    Both sound interesting, but I need a premiere date for ‘Sneaky Pete’. It was my favorite of Amazon’s pilot season last year.

  7. Any teaser trailers??? There’s been a huge Matt Bomber void in my heart since White Collar ended!

  8. Why would they cast Lauren Ambrose as an untalented actress when they have Jessica Pare in the cast? And even if Fitzgerald had finished the Last Tycoon (re: Irving Thalberg), it was his least interesting novel. DeNiro couldn’t pull it off 20+ years ago, and I doubt if Matt Bomer can rise above the material either.

  9. Geri Elsasser says:

    Been looking forward to seeing pilot for “The Last Tycoon.” Matt Bomer an ideal choice to portray Monroe Stahr. His performances never disappoint. I’ve resisted joining Amazon Prime, but plan to so I can watch this show, and hopefully the shows that will follow when TLT becomes a series or mini-series. Nice job Amazon!

  10. Joey Padron says:

    Excited to see the pilot episode for Matt Bomer’s new show!

  11. ddshdfdsg says:

    White collar was better….shame it became victim of USA network. This ”new show” of his will probably get cancelled or it will be some mini-series crap i’ll pass trully…

  12. Susan says:

    We will be watching Matt Bomer in The Last Tycoon. We loved him in White Collar. He is an excellent actor!

  13. HAP says:

    Love Matt Bomer. Love Lauren Ambrose. Kelsey Grammer not so much.

  14. Nina says:

    Matt Bomer in a suit? That too in a vintage one? I’m sold. Matt is so talented. He can make this character as great as Mr. Gatsby!

  15. herman1959 says:

    I’m interested in The Last Tycoon.