American Gods and American Playboy are coming to Amazon Prime Video this spring in Canada

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story an Amazon Prime Video original

Viewers from more than 200 countries including Canada will get access to two new Amazon Prime Video series this spring. Amazon Prime viewers will be the first to be able to watch a new Prime Original docu-series called American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, and a live action retelling of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel American Gods.

American Gods, which was filmed in Toronto, Guelph and other cities in Ontario, brings Gaiman’s fantasy novel to life. American Gods, the TV series created by Bryan Filler and Michael Green, will hit Amazon Prime on May 1st. The show stars Ricky Whittle, from The 100, as Shadow Moon and Canadian actor Pablo Schreiber from Orange Is the New Black.

American Gods is a tale of ordinary Shadow Moon becoming a bodyguard to a God. Shadow Moon is thrown into an inexplicable magic-filled world that he barely understands.

However, if you can’t wait for May 1st, American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is available on April 7th.

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, tells the story of multi-millionaire founder of Playboy Hugh Hefner. The 10-episode docu-series focused on Hefner’s life brings viewers more than 80 years into the past, with footage from Hefner’s personal archives, a vivid cinematic re-enactment with Go Girls actor Matt Whelan as Hefner, and interviews with Gene Simmons, Bill Maher and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson.

Amazon Prime is priced at $79 CAD per year with a 30-day trial period (in Quebec there’s no trial and instead a $79 13-month subscription).

Image credit: IMDB

Source: Amazon Canada


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  • Bunny Deana

    All the recent talk of Hugh Hefner inevitably stirs my own memories of the time, over 45 years ago now, when I was sipping champagne with Hef in the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago. I had just been crowned as Playboy Bunny of The Year at the London Playboy Club (by a real James Bond no less!) and part of my prize was to hang out at the mansion for a few days. If anyone is interested, I have a unique personal collection of original – and now historic! – classic-era Playboy Club photographs online (including some in the mansion with Hefner) at “Bunny Deana’s Playboy Photo Album”, now available to view online.

  • Shogun

    You an watch this already with a VPN and a U.S. Prime account.

  • Eric King

    I’m curious to see the American Gods adaptation. I was kind of mixed on the book personally, but found it pretty entertaining in bursts.