Swedish Soul and R&B Powerhouse Janice Joins the Lead Cast of Netflix Series, The Playlist, Previewing New Original Music in the Show
Netflix have announced that Swedish artist Janice is joining the lead cast in The Playlist, a fictional drama series about Spotify. The series will also feature three tracks performed by Janice, with one of them written and produced by Robin Hannibal (Kendrick Lamar, Drake) and Sarah Aarons (Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, SZA). The music from the series will be released via [PIAS]/If Music Could Talk in conjunction with the premiere. Janice Kamya Kavander, known to her fans simply as Janice, is playing one of the lead roles as the singer Bobbie T. The Playlist is her first major acting performance.
“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 premiere”, says Janice.
“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. 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 have 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 Agnes Kittelsen in supporting roles.
The Playlist will consist of six forty-five minute episodes and is produced by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company.
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