Amazon, Lionsgate TV developing 'Time Out of Mind' series based on Bob Dylan songs

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Bob Dylan Songs Inspire Amazon TV Series

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 children's series Beat Bugs, which features new renditions of the classic songs.

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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 that is being produced by member Bob Weir.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 1979: Folk icon, Bob Dylan, performs at 1979 San Francisco, California, concert at the Warfield. Dylan has written a number of memorable songs including 'Blowin' in the Wind,' 'Like A Rolling Stone,' and 'Maggie's Farm.' (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
View of the cover of the 45rpm single 'Like a Rolling Stone' b/w 'Gates of Eden' by Bob Dylan, which features portrait of Dylan as he stands on a street, 1965. Published by CBS Inc. in France, it has a catalogue number of EP 6107.(Photo by Blank Archives/Getty Images)
View of the cover of the 45rpm single 'Like a Rolling Stone' b/w 'Gates of Eden' by Bob Dylan, which features portrait of Dylan as he plays an acoustic guitar ans sings into a microphone, 1965. Published by CBS Inc. in Sweden, it has a catalogue number of S 1.952. (Photo by Blank Archives/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPT 17: Bob Dylan. Photo taken by Toronto Star photographer Frank Lennon. Sept. 17, 1965. (Frank Lennon/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: The Fender Stratocaster electric guitar played by musician Bob Dylan on July 25, 1965 at Newport Folk Festival, better known as 'the night Dyan went electric' is seen at an auction preview at Christie's on November 25, 2013 in New York City. The guitar is estimated at $300,000 to $500,000. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
US legend Bob Dylan performs on stage during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, 2012 in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)
US President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to musician Bob Dylan during a ceremony on May 29, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The award is the country's highest civilian honor. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Musician Bob Dylan onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)
Singer Bob Dylan performs onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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