Netflix has ordered a new original limited series (still untitled) based on Spotify and its co-founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. “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,” said the streamer in a statement.
The series is inspired by the book “Spotify Untold” by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, who are business reporters at Sweden’s Dagens Industri; and it will be directed by Per-Olav Sørensen (“Quicksand”).
The logline: The show will follow young Swedish tech entrepreneur Daniel Ek and his partner, Martin Lorentzon, who revolutionized the music industry at a turbulent time when it was being damaged by piracy and controlled by heavy-hitters who were fighting each other for a bigger piece of the pie. The pair took the industry by storm by offering free and legal streamed music around the world.