April 29, 2022 — Today, Netflix announced that the Swedish artist Janice Kamya Kavander is joining the lead cast in the upcoming drama series The Playlist. The series will also feature three tracks performed by Janice.
The Playlist is a fictional drama series about the Swedish start-up that shook the entire music industry and evolved into becoming one of the world’s leading music services – Spotify. Janice Kamya Kavander, known to her fans simply as Janice, is playing one of the lead roles as the singer Bobbie T.
– It’s an absolute dream come true to be a part of the main cast of The Playlist! I’m so grateful that I got to play Bobbie T, a character I really connected with. Alongside a cast of brilliant actors, directed by the exceptional Per-Olav Sørensen. I couldn’t be more excited for this series to come out, says Janice Kamya Kavander.
– The Playlist is at its very core a story about music. Portraying in fiction how Spotify changed the music industry is impossible without the perspective of the artists, and our character Bobbie T is representing their voices in this story. Janice has brilliantly taken on this role with authenticity and passion and I am amazed by her performance. She is also performing three songs for the series, one of which she has written herself. Her talent, her natural presence on camera and her voice heightens the show immensely. I can’t wait for everyone to experience it later this year, says director Per-Olav Sørensen.
The Playlist is set to launch exclusively on Netflix during 2022, and the following lead cast members has previously been announced:
Edvin Endre (Vikings) as Daniel Ek
Ulf Stenberg (Beartown) as Per Sundin
Gizem Erdogan (Love & Anarchy, Caliphate) as Petra Hansson
Joel Lützow (Gåsmamman) as Andreas Ehn
Christian Hillborg (The Last Kingdom) as Martin Lorentzon
The Playlist will also feature Valter Skarsgård, Amy Deasismont, Hanna Ardéhn, Ella Rappich, and the Norwegian actress Agnes Kittelsen in supporting roles.
The series centers around the young Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek and his key partners who revolutionized a whole industry by offering free and legal streamed music around the world. 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.
The Playlist will consist of six forty-five minute episodes – and is produced by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company.
Director: Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand, Home for Christmas and Nobel)
Head Screenwriter: Christian Spurrier
Co-writers: Sofia Forsman & Tove Forsman
Executive Producer: Berna Levin
Producer: Eiffel Mattsson
Development Producer: Luke Franklin
About Janice Kamya Kavander
In 2016, Janice released her debut single “Don’t Need To” to much critical acclaim. Following the debut, she has released a number of singles and her first album “Fallin’ Up” was recognized with a Swedish Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist of the Year”. Janice has previously featured in the Swedish film Swoon (SE: Eld och lågor) as well as in the acclaimed teen drama series Eagles. Her performance as the singer Bobbie T in The Playlist is her first major acting role.
About Yellow Bird UK
Yellow Bird UK was launched in 2018 and is led by Creative Director, Berna Levin. Based in central London, it is the UK sister company of Banijay’s high-end Swedish drama production company, Yellow Bird.
Working with established and emerging British writers, Yellow Bird UK is focused primarily on developing and producing premium, English-language drama series for UK broadcasters, streaming and digital platforms.
Drawing on an extensive literary heritage (Henning Mankell’s Wallander, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy), Yellow Bird UK brings high profile book adaptations to the screen, as well as original, authored series.