British heartthrob Gregg Sulkin (Pretty Little Liars, Wizards of Waverly Place) has landed a starring role in the pilot for Fox’s Delirium.
Based on Lauren Oliver’s best-selling trilogy Delirium, the series is set in a world in which love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway (Emma Roberts) does the unthinkable: she falls in love.
The 20-year old will play Julien Fineman, the son of a wealthy political leader who opposes his father’s political dealings. Conflicted over his feelings about the surgery, he meets Lena and forms a bond, much to the chagrin of his father.
Sulkin joins already announced cast members Roberts (Scream 4) and Billy Campbell (The Killing, The 4400). Campbell will play a Thomas Fineman, a conservative leader with quite the temper (and father of Julien); a wealthy head of a lobbying firm Deliria Free America. His organization backs the procedure that prevents its citizens from falling in love, creating a peaceful society (free of romantic drama and pain).
Touch’s Karyn Usher is adapting the novels for Fox. She will pen and helm the series with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan.