In late 2019 we announced that Netflix were creating a scripted series that will tell the story of the formation and rise of Spotify and they have now announced some cast members. The series, based on the book ‘Spotify Untold’, is currently untitled but it is believed that it will simply be called “Untold”. The book, by authors Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, tells the story of 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 be a mixture of Swedish and English language. The series is, however, fictional but based on the book. It will be made up of six 45 minute episodes. The show is currently in production for a 2022 release.
The cast (pictured left to right):
- 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
At the height of piracy, established heavy-hitters were fighting against where the turbulent music industry was heading. The series centers around young Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek, and his partner Martin Lorentzon, 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.