Netflix’s upcoming limited series titled ‘The Playlist’ will tell the story behind how the now-iconic music streaming platform Spotify was created and the story behind it.
Announced years ago in December 2019, the six-episode limited series about the Swedish streaming platform and its journey from inception to becoming the best music streaming service in the world will finally be released on October 13, 2022.
While this is a fictional account, Vikings actor Edvin Endre will play CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek, while Christian Hillborg will play Ek’s friend and Spotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon. The series has been directed by Per-Olav Sørensen and written by Christian Spurrier and will follow a similar story to ‘The Social Network’ but will revolve around telling the story of Ek’s dedication to transform music piracy into music streaming, a movement that has reshaped the music industry and the way listeners pay for music.
The two-minute trailer released on Netflix’s YouTube channel is set to the iconic soundtrack of the late Avicii’s legendary track Levels. The series has been described by Netflix as a show of “tough convictions, relentless will and big dreams that can challenge the status quo”.
Catch ‘The Playlist’ on Netflix starting next week, October 13!
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