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Netflix Confirms ‘Fictional’ Series About Spotify Will Debut In 2022
By Alexa Heah, 15 Jun 2021
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This week, Netflix confirmed production is underway on its new “fictional” series on Spotify, with the show slated to be available globally in 2022.
The cast for the much-anticipated series has also been revealed: Vikings actor Edvin Endre will star as Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek and Ulf Stenberg of Beartown will play former Universal Music Sweden managing director and early Spotify backer Per Sundin.
Also on the list, Gizem Erdogan of Love & Anarchy will star as Petra Hansson, one of Spotify’s freemium model architects; Joel Lützow of Gåsmamman will play ex-Spotify CTO Andreas Ehn; and Christian Hillborg of The Last Kingdom will appear as Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon.
The premise of the story is likely familiar: A small Swedish startup launches a popular app, catching the ire of Big Tech companies, with record labels still banking on physical releases, and music artistes rueing low royalty payments.
According to Engadget, the fictional series was inspired by the book Spotify Untold, written by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, which also goes into detail about Spotify’s ongoing conflict with rival Apple, which could feature in the Netflix series in some way too.
Fingers crossed the Netflix series lives up to its fullest potential, and brings another hit similar to the likes of Facebook-inspired film The Social Network.
[via Engadget, cover image via Wikimedia Commons]
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