Read More: ‘American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story’ Announced: Amazon Unveils Docuseries Chronicling The Millionaire’s Empire
The hybrid docuseries includes cinematic re-enactments of events that took place in the life of Playboy’s founder. New Zealand actor Matt Whelan (“Go Girls,” “3 Mile Limit”) plays a young Hefner in the series directed by Emmy-nominated cinematographer Richard Lopez (“Roman Empire: Reign of Blood”). “I’m Hugh Hefner. You might think you know all about me — the magazine, the mansions, the parties, the women — but you don’t know the half of it,” says a voiceover at the beginning of the trailer.