Currently using the name Untold, the Netflix Spotify drama has revealed its main cast
We now know who will star in the untitled scripted series about the Swedish start-up that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the world’s leading music services — Spotify. Production has recently begun and the limited drama series will launch globally on Netflix in 2022.
Announced 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 and Christian Hillborg (The Last Kingdom) as Martin Lorentzon (Lützow and Hillborg are shown above).
The limited series will consist of six forty-five minute episodes. The fictional series is inspired by the book ‘Spotify Untold’ [SE: Spotify Inifrån] 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.
The Netflix announcement also summarises the Spotify story:
At the height of piracy, established heavy-hitters were fighting against where the turbulent music industry was heading. The series centers around the young Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek and his key partners who revolutionized 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…
You can read more in the announcement, and we’ll bring you title, trailers and release dates as we get them.