Monte Carlo TV Fest: Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer Tout Amazon’s ‘Last Tycoon’ – Hollywood Reporter

“Television’s default position is to play down to people. It’s always nice to see a show go the other way,” Grammer said of the period piece, while Bomer also discussed politics.

The Last Tycoon got its first big screen unspooling with a world premiere at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Sunday night with stars Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer on hand to show off the sprawling, ambitious period piece from Amazon.

The one-hour pilot introduces myriad characters and storylines, which is not indicative of the general pace of the show’s 10 episodes, Bomer told The Hollywood Reporter.  “It is by no means an indication of all that we’re doing with this show. It really is a slow burn,” he said.

Created by Hunger Games and Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray, the show is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel of the same…

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