Facebook’s founding acquired the film remedy with Aaron Sorkin’s “The Social Network.” The story of how Snapchat got here to be will be a flagship series on the upcoming streaming service, Quibi. Today, Spotify is the newest startup to get its story instructed on display — this time, as a new Netflix present.
Netflix says it’s growing a scripted series impressed by the e-book “Spotify Untold” by enterprise studies at Swedish Dagens Industri, Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud. The story will give attention to Spotify’s founding and the way it modified the way in which folks pay attention to music over the previous decade.
“The founding tale of Spotify is a great example of how a local story can have a global impact,” mentioned Tesha Crawford, Director of International Originals Northern Europe at Netflix. “We are really excited about bringing this success story to life and we look forward to continuing our great collaboration with director Per-Olav Sørensen and the team at Yellow Bird UK.”
Banijay Group firm, Yellow Bird UK, is additionally the manufacturing firm behind the upcoming Netflix crime series “Young Wallander.” Yellow Bird UK will produce this new and yet-to-be-titled Spotify present and Per-Olav Sørensen will direct. Berna Levin (“Young Wallander,” “Hidden,” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”) will function govt producer.
The series itself will focus on Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek, and his companion Martin Lorentzon, who created the free and authorized music service at a time when music piracy was at its peak. Netflix describes the present as one about “how hard convictions, unrelenting will, access, and big dreams can help small players challenge the status quo.”
Netflix says the series will be obtainable in each English and Swedish languages.
“I’m thrilled to be making this timely and entertaining series for Netflix. The story of how a small band of Swedish tech industry insiders transformed music – how we listen to it and how it’s made – is truly a tale for our time. Not only is this a story about the way all our lives have changed in the last decade, it’s about the battle for cultural and financial influence in a globalized, digitized world,” says Berna Levin, Executive Producer, Yellow Bird.
As Netflix’s announcement additionally notes, telling the story of a tech startup can be troublesome as a result of issues transfer and alter rapidly. Spotify, in spite of everything, is nonetheless round and rising. It’s probably that by the point the present goes to air, it’s going to have undergone many extra transformations.
“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,” added Per-Olav Sørensen. “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.”
Netflix didn’t share a launch date for the series.