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Netflix announce new drama about streaming platform Spotify

Netflix has now announced the cast to star in the upcoming and currently untitled scripted series about the streaming platform Spotify.

Focusing on the Swedish start-up that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the world’s leading music services, the series will focus heavily on the origins of Spotify and how it has developed into a major music industry behomoth.

Netflix has confirmed that production has recently begun and the limited drama series will launch globally on across the streaming platforms in 2022.

“At the height of piracy, established heavy-hitters were fighting against where the turbulent music industry was heading,” Netflix explains of the planned project description. “The series centres around the young Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek and his key partners who revolutionised a whole industry by offering free and legal streamed music around the world. It is a story about how hard convictions, unrelenting will, access and big dreams can help small players challenge the status quo by evolving the way we can all listen to music.”

Netflix has confirmed that the limited series will consist of six forty-five minute episodes and has been inspired by the book ‘Spotify Untold’ by authors Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud – both business reporters at Swedish Dagens Industri – and will be produced by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company. 

Starring in the series are:

  • Edvin Endre (Vikings) as Daniel Ek
  • Ulf Stenberg (Beartown) as Per Sundin 
  • Gizem Erdogan (Love & Anarchy, Caliphate) as Petra Hansson
  • Joel Lützow (Gåsmamman) as Andreas Ehn
  • Christian Hillborg (The Last Kingdom) as Martin Lorentzon

See the official announcement, below.

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