11:04am PT by Natalie Jarvey
Amazon, Lionsgate TV Developing Series Based on Bob Dylan Songs
Amazon Studios and Lionsgate TV are developing a series based on Bob Dylan's song catalog, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The series will be written and directed by Josh Wakely, an Australian filmmaker who received permission from Dylan to use his songs for the development of a project based on the character found within them.
Called Time Out of Mind after Dylan's 1997 album, the project is being conceived as an hourlong drama. Few additional details are available on the effort, which has not yet been given a pilot or series pickup at Amazon. The project will be produced by Lionsgate and Wakely's production company, Grace: A Storytelling Company.
Wakely previously licensed worldwide rights to The Beatles' catalog for his upcoming Netflix animated series Beat Bugs, which features new renditions of the classic songs.
Time Out of Mind is the latest in a string of music-themed projects for Amazon, which include a limited series about The Grateful Dead.
The Wall Street Journal first reported about Time Out of Mind.