FOX’s Delirium: 5 Things to Know About Gregg Sulkin’s New Pilot
Gregg Sulkin, otherwise known as Pretty Little Liars’ Wesley Fitzgerald, is set to star in Fox’s new pilot, Delirium. Here are five things to know about it! 1. It’s set in an alternative present-day Portland As in: not Oregon, but Maine. In this alternative Portland, love has been deemed the root of all war, misery, and destruction and has been “cured.” Every citizen must have the government-sanctioned lobotomy that cures the “delirium” when they turn 18. Voila! Problem solved. 2. Emma Roberts is playing the lead Emma Roberts has signed on to play Lena, a 17-year-old living in the dystopian society about to have the surgery that will cure her of the dreaded delirium. In the book, her mother suffered from the delirium, but in the show, it looks like it will be Lena’s father who is infected.
3. Darren Kagasoff is playing Alex, Lena’s love interest Darren Kagasoff, of Secret Life of the American Teenager fame, has been cast as Alex, Lena’s love interest and a young police officer with a rebellious hidden agenda. You may ask, “If Darren is playing Lena’s love interest, then who is Gregg playing?” Well...
4. Gregg will play Julian, Lena’s other love interest That’s right...love triangle! Gregg plays Julian, the son of one of the society’s top political leaders (to be played by Billy Campbell). In the books, Julian is introduced as a love interest to Lena in the sequel to Delirium, Pandemonium, but according to Zap2it (who has seen the first script), the entire plot of the first book will be played out in the pilot episode.
5. A former Prison Break writer will pen the script Though the YA novels Delirium is based on were written by Lauren Oliver, the books will be adapted to the small screen by Karyn Usher, who previously worked on Prison Break. It sounds like a perfect fit, considering the Portland of Delirium is a kind of prison itself, fenced in with patrolled walls. Hopefully, Karyn will be able to capture the same sense of suspense and claustrophobia that made Prison Break so addictive.
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Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.