Netflix has announced an upcoming scripted series that will tell the story of the formation and rise of Spotify. 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.
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.