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[03/14/17 - 01:32 PM]
"American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" Launches Globally April 7 on Amazon Prime Video
The series tells the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder, Hugh Hefner, who set out to disrupt the status quo and created one of the most recognizable brands in history.

[02/07/17 - 09:01 AM]
Amazon Prime Video - Upcoming Launch Dates
Newly announced season premieres include "Hand of God" (March 10) and "Bosch" (April 21).

[08/11/16 - 06:05 AM]
Amazon Greenlights "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" for Prime Video
The docuseries combines archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history.







AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY (AMAZON)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/7/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 4/7/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, March 2017) The Amazon Original Series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories on Friday, April 7. The series tells the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder, Hugh Hefner, who set out to disrupt the status quo and created one of the most recognizable brands in history. The docuseries combines archival footage, pulling from thousands of hours from Hefner's personal archives; interviews with notable figures including Jesse Jackson, Gene Simmons and Bill Maher; and cinematic reenactments. Episode one of American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story will be available free of charge on Playboy.com at playboy.com/americanplayboy on April 7 through April 13. The episode will also be made available for all Amazon customers on amazon.com/americanplayboy starting April 7. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment and Alta Loma Entertainment, American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner's life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights, freedom of speech, gay rights and, of course, sexual freedom. The series is the result of unprecedented access to thousands of hours of never-before-seen footage from both Hefner's and the Playboy archives and Hefner's personal scrapbooks, which number more than 2,900 and constitute a Guinness World Record. The 90-year-old Hefner has been deeply involved in the development and production of American Playboy, imbuing the series with rich first-person accounts and never-before-told stories.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dick Rosenzweig as EP
· Peter Jaysen as EP
· Shirley Escott as CO-EP
· Stephen David as EP
· Tim Kelly as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alta Loma Entertainment
· Amazon Studios
· Stephen David Entertainment