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Spotify hitting TV in ‘Social Network’-like limited series


The rise Spotify is going to be adapted into a limited drama series. (Getty Images)

Is Spotify the new “Social Network?”

We’re about to find out when the Swedish-owned music streaming service’s journey to success is chronicled in the limited drama series “Spotify Untold,” The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday.

The series is going to “examine how a secretive start-up wooed record companies, shook the music industry to its core, and conquered Wall Street,” according to a press release from French production company Banijay Group.

The company’s Yellow Bird U.K. will develop and produce the series, adapted from the new tell-all book, “Spotify Untold” — written by Swedish “investigative tech journalists” Jonas Leijonhufvud and Sven Carlsson.

The release also teases “a journey beset with egos, obstacles, and betrayal,” as well as “a chess match between the new kids and the old guard, with Steve Jobs himself stepping in to frustrate their progress.”

Napster founder Sean Parker is described by Banijay as Spotify’s “secret weapon.”

Parker, coincidentally, was played by Justin Timberlake in “The Social Network,” which centered on the rise of Facebook and the hubris of Mark Zuckerberg — a guest at Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek’s wedding, and the first of several tech magnates listed on the book’s site.

Executive Producer Berna Levin equates “Spotify Untold” to “a modern-day David vs. Goliath ... the true story of youth challenging the establishment.”

“It’s a saga of a young founder who came out of nowhere and beat Apple at their own game,” Leijonhufvud said of the story.