(CelebrityAccess) — Netflix announced it plans to bring the story of how plucky Swedish tech startup Spotify became one of the world’s leading music streamers to the small screen as part of Netflix’s original content lineup.
The limited series will focus on Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek, and his business partner Martin Lorentzon as they helped to revolutionize the music industry with a transition away from illegal downloading to legal, licensed streaming.
The limited series is inspired by the book ‘Spotify Untold’ by authors Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud – both business reporters at Swedish Dagens Industri.
The Swedish and English language series will be developed and produced by Yellow Bird UK, with Berna Levin serving as executive producer and Luke Franklin as producer for the project.
“I am excited to bring the story of Sweden based Spotify to life on the screen. It is an ongoing fairytale in modern history about how Swedish wiz kids changed the music industry forever. The story is truly exciting and challenging. Challenging because the Spotify story has not ended yet – it is still running with high speed and will probably change while we work on the project. I am also happy to continue my cooperation with Netflix. The completely different projects we have done together so far really challenges me as a director, and I am looking forward to walk on yet an exciting path with Netflix,” says Per-Olav Sørensen.
As of yet, no release date for the limited series has been announced.