Netflix Is Creating A Fictional Series About Spotify

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Netflix is producing a fictional series based on Spotify and the book ‘Spotify Untold‘. Inspired by The Social Network movie, this show will come from the biography by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud. Going into its ongoing rivalry with Apple, hopefully, this turns into a fast-paced tale worthy of binge-watching. There’s even a moment where Steve Jobs tries to intimidate co-founder Daniel Ek by calling and breathing over the phone.

No details have been revealed regarding the exact release date or how long the series will be. But we do know it will be out in 2022. Edvin Endre of Vikings will play CEO and co-founder Ek, while Ulf Stenberg of Beartown will play Per Sundin, former Universal Music Sweden managing director. He supported Spotify in its early days. Gizem Erdogan of Love & Anarchy will play Petra Hansson, one of Spotify’s architects. Joel Lützow of Gåsmamman will play ex-Spotify CTO Andreas Ehn.

Christian Hillborg of The Last Kingdom will appear as Spotify co-founder Martin LorentzonApple already has Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway for their WeWork series. Showtime snagged Joseph Gordon-Levitt for their Uber series and Hulu just cast Amanda Seyfried as a replacement for The Dropout. That series is going to be about Theranos and Founder Elizabeth Holmes. It’s interesting to see these fictional series come to light on institutions that have been around for a while. No telling if any will be a drama series, but let’s see how these turn out.

“We both felt a rush of adrenaline when we unraveled the details about the conflict between Apple and Spotify. After several months of research, we could finally account for how Jobs actively worked to oppose Spotify’s establishment in the U.S., and what he may have been thinking. It gave the story an edge.”

Carlsson to Variety about book in 2019
Justin Timberlake played Napster co-founder Sean Parker in The Social Network; also an early investor in Spotify. Guest cameo, perhaps? Or even a Jobs feature. Netflix declined to comment.