Amazon Prime: New in April 2017 – American Playboy, an Original Series on Hugh Hefner, and More

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Amazon Prime is one of the strongest drivers of retail growth for the online retail giant, if not the strongest. For the price of a latte every month, you can enjoy no less than two dozen benefits, one among which is Amazon Prime Video, Amazon’s on-demand video streaming service that now has an impressive and growing list of original movies and TV series. Coming in April 2017 are several new shows, some of which we’ve highlighted below.

American Playboy – Starts Today April 7, 2017

The story of Hugh Hefner, in collaboration with the man himself, is coming to Amazon Prime members today. American Playboy is an original Amazon series that takes you through more than six decades of Hugh Hefner’s life, starting from the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953. The new show features never-seen footage from Playboy archives, as well as Hefner’s personal archives and library of scrapbooks.

And For the Kids – Tumble Leaf Spring Special: Spring-a-ling Surprise – Already Live as on April 4, 2017

Something for the adults follows the streaming of something for the kids, naturally. Tumble Leaf Spring Special: Spring-a-ling Surprise started streaming on April 4, and brings back the lovable Tumble Leaf band. This time, it’s an Easter Special, featuring Bloom the Bunny as the gang helps him find his lost Easter eggs.

Bosch: Season 3 – Streaming from April 21

Later in the month, Bosch, the character played by Titus Welliver, will be back with its third season. Hang onto your armrests as Bosch faces yet another ordeal – this time standing trial in a federal court for the murder of a serial killer. The Amazon original series is based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling book series, where the lead character attempts to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy.

New Movies for Amazon Prime Members in April 2017

  • Dans la Cour
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Byomkesh Parbo
  • U-571
  • Savages
  • Swallows and Amazons
  • Through The Air
  • Premature
  • Haripada Bandwala
  • For a Good Time, Call…
  • The Company You Keep
  • Deathgasm
  • Experimenter

There are also three new movies you can rent, including the Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy starrer from 2004, Ella Enchanted. Almost Famous is also available to rent – the fictional story of a journalist for Rolling Stones magazine set in the 1970s, where William Miller (Patrick Fugit) tries to get his first piece published by the iconic magazine. Also available to rent is the 1992 film Chaplin, starring Robert Downey Jr. in the role of the saddest comic genius the world has known, Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE.

Coming in May (12th) to Amazon Prime is the animated series Danger & Eggs: Season 2, and in June (20th) we’ll see Season 2 of Preacher, a gripping 13-episode run of three people on a road trip to find God.

Lots of great shows for April 2017 and beyond, exclusively for Amazon Prime members, so mark your dates and start popping that corn. And if you’re not yet on Prime, you can sign up for your free trial here.

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