Spotify Untold series adaptation gets limited series order at Netflix
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Netflix has officially given a series order to a brand new limited series, based on Swedish business reporters Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud’s book titled Spotify Untold which tells the story of how the popular music streaming service Spotify was created. The series is said to be in the same vein as Aaron Sorkin’s critically-acclaimed 2010 film The Social Network.
First published this year, Spotify Untold is being described as a David vs Goliath story about how hard convictions, unrelenting will and big dreams can help small players take on tech titans. A production by Yellow Bird UK, The untitled Swedish-English language series will be executive produced by Berna Levin with Luke Franklin set as a producer. Per-Olav Sørensen has also signed on to helm the series for Netflix.
“It’s the story of how a small band of Swedish tech industry insiders transformed music – how we listen to it and how it’s made – is truly a tale for our time,” Levin said in a statement. “Not only is this a story about the way all our lives have changed in the last decade, it’s about the battle for cultural and financial influence in a globalized, digitized world.”
Spotify was founded in 2006 by Swedish business partners Daniel Ek, who is a tech entrepreneur, and Martin Lorentzon. The streaming platform which aims to provide free and legal music was then launched in 2008 and had since changed the whole music industry. After more than 10 years and over 200 million users later, Spotify continues to grow worldwide and has become a number one access for free music.
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