Pilot News: Fox's Drama Orders Include Greg Kinnear's Rake, Modern Sleepy HollowDelirium

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GKinnear_300_2On the heels of ordering four comedy pilots, Fox also sent into development a quarter of dramas — including an Aussie adaptation starring Greg Kinnear and a modern-day tale of Sleepy Hollow.

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First up, Fox ordered Rake, a character-driven comedic drama by Peter Duncan (who created the award-winning Australian series of the same name) and executive-produced by Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and Michael Wimer. It stars Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) as Keegan Joye, a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer. Kinnear will also be a co-executive producer on the project.

Sleepy Hollow, written and exec-produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, is described as a modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of the titular Westchester Country, N.Y. town.

Delirium, penned by Karyn Usher (Prison Break), is based on a bestselling trilogy about a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. But with 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, lead character Lena Holoway does the unthinkable and falls in love. Oops. Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope join Usher as EPs.

Lastly, The List presents this scenario: When members of the Federal Witness Security Program start getting killed, US Marshal Dan Shaker leads the hunt for the person who stole a file with the identities of every member of the program. Daybreak creator Paul Zbyszewski wrote the pilot, with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer also serving as an EP.



Comments (56)

  • “The List presents this scenario: When members of the Federal Witness Security Program start getting killed, US Marshal Dan Shaker leads the hunt for the person who stole “the list” – a file with the identities of every member of the program” that sounds cool. I wish I had thought of it!

    Comment by Michael Sacal – January 22, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The List might go nicely with The Following

    Comment by tvaddict – January 22, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HOLY CRAP DELIRIUM. Those books are awesome. I really hope the show is as good.

    Comment by J – January 22, 2013 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait for Delirium! Its my favorite series!

    Comment by Rachel366 – January 22, 2013 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope they cast Benjamin Stone as Alex for the Delirium adaptation.

    Comment by Emmah – January 22, 2013 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Benjamin Stone would make a PERFECT Alex!

      Comment by Christine – January 23, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • He’s too pale to play someone with caramel skin. I’m thinking Asher Monroe Book or Drew Roy.

        Comment by April – January 23, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Drew Roy is playing Four in the Divergent movie so I don’t think they will cast him in Delirium.

          Comment by A – September 30, 2013 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • uh lol.xD Theo James is playing Four.:D

            Comment by Katja – October 28, 2013 04:32 AM PDT  
        • We’ll make the caramel work, i vote benjamin stone

          Comment by Clace – April 6, 2014 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Delirium is the best! I know that if it gets picked up to series, he won’t show up for a while (if he ever does), but I sure love Julian.

    Comment by Andie – January 22, 2013 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Also, a supernatural show, Sleepy Hollow, by the creators of Fringe? I’ll take it!

    Comment by Andie – January 22, 2013 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aussie here, Rake is a great show… I hope the adaption works in the US… if you guys get a chance check out the original

    Comment by Hades – January 22, 2013 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • IMO Kinnear can’t carry the lead in any production. He’s a terrific 2nd. banana, but not a leading man.

      Comment by Diana – January 23, 2013 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We have enjoyed both seasons of the Aussie “Rake” on DirecTV’s Audience Channel. In fact, it’s one of our favorite shows on all of TV.
      Like Kinnear okay but he is no Richard Roxburgh.

      Comment by filmex2000 – January 23, 2013 06:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Another aussie here. I am in love with Rake ,hope you guys do it justice! You will love Cleever Green.

      Comment by love my Cleever – January 23, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m scared, I wanted Delirium to be a movie, TV shows change so much from the books. I’m scared. Excited but scared.

    Comment by Maris – January 22, 2013 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was my thoughts as well. I don’t want them to change things.

      Comment by Kristina Hammock (@kristinahammock) – January 22, 2013 10:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A book made into a series can include more of the book than a single movie, it’s worked great for Game of Thrones

      Comment by Doug – January 23, 2013 07:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s true, but when you consider the teen shows that are based on books, they all change too many things, whereas in a movie you get less content but it’s more true to the story.

        Comment by Maris – January 23, 2013 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can anyone tell me the quality of Delirium? Is it better or worse than Hunger games / Divergent?

    Comment by alexia – January 22, 2013 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I liked it better than Divergent but less than Hunger Games. It’s about a *spoiler, I guess*

      world where people are basically lobotomized on their 18th birthday so they have no strong emotion – no hate, but no love. Of course, our main character falls in love with a rebel months before her 18th birthday. Some might like Divergent better, but Delirium (and its sequel) captivated me in a way Divergent didn’t.

      Much better than the Matched trilogy though if you’ve read that.

      Comment by Andie – January 22, 2013 11:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thanks for your tip. I may check this out later.

        Comment by alexia – January 23, 2013 12:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i read Divergent and Hunger Games really liked both. i’m working on the Delirium series now… its VERY good!!

      Comment by Elyse – January 23, 2013 05:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I honestly feel Divergent was better from a story line stand point than either Hunger Games or Delirium although I thoroughly enjoyed them all. There is a major snafu in the sequel to Divergent which may confuse the reader. Up until the very end of the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy and I believe the Divergent trilogy the reader is left skeptical on if the Heroin will end up with the guy that is right. It is clear to an avid reader what will happen in the second book of Delirium from the beginning.

      Comment by Clarice Mersi – January 23, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I liked Hunger games the best, then Delirium…Divergent 3rd. They were all great books though!

      Comment by Ann – January 23, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • they might be turning Delirium into a show?! i’m freaking out! such a good book :)

    Comment by Elyse – January 23, 2013 05:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to Sleepy Hollow (Kurtzman and Bob Orci, awesome!) and The List.

    Comment by jimbo – January 23, 2013 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ahhh, Delirium better make it beyond the pilot! That would be so amazing! :D

    Comment by Julia Byers – January 23, 2013 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sleepy Hollow seems it might be good.Lots of cruddy pilots coming up this year.

    Comment by Shaun – January 23, 2013 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ohh. My goodness. I love that series so much . It better be as good as the books or I am seriously going to be dissapointed.

    Comment by ashley – January 23, 2013 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope that Delirium Tv pilot gets good reviews. It took me a total of 3 days to read the first two books. I would really like to view the story on the screen.

    Comment by BeeJay – January 23, 2013 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so there for the Delirium show. They better give it a good chance and knowing network TV, I can’t say that I am confident about that!

    Comment by kates2424 – January 23, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the delirium series but i think it would be better seen as a movie. A show would probably change a lot more about the books then a movie would. Though the idea of the books will make a good series to watch and i will watch it if it gets picked up. even if i am yelling at it for inaccuracies =)

    Comment by Tiffany – January 23, 2013 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVED the books, and I think that it would be wonderful if they were made into a TV show!

    Comment by Hailyn Michaelson – January 24, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Are there going to be auditions (In Minnesota prefferably) ??

    I am a HUGE fan of the books, and it would be a DREAM COME TRUE if I got in. But I do realize that acting is like any-other job (even though a more awesome one ) and should be taken seriously. Although you should still love what you do!

    Comment by Hailyn Michaelson – January 24, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just to clearify, I was talking about Delirium. :D

      Comment by Hailyn Michaelson – January 24, 2013 07:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I started freaking out when I read that Karyn Usher is writing the TV show for Delirium (in a good way). I’m not at all worried about it since she wrote Prison Break, which is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I can’t wait!

    Comment by Arely Gomez – January 24, 2013 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Asher Monroe Book looks good and so does Benjamin Stone!! I think it should be a youthful guy not one that looks 25 so those are 2 really good people! I am seriously in love with Alex..I mean who isn’t!!! Unless you are boring and want Julian…then ur stupid. I am also really excited about it as a series!!! More time!!! I read all the pretty little liars books and the series is extremely different but it’s fine!!! I liked delirium more than divergent simply because I have a hugeeee crush on Alex. But I liked the divergent series a little more than the delirium series because Julian’s a wimp lol. I read both series (4 books) in 4 days. I plan on reading delirium over and over again until my insides explode. So excited. Someone tell me when requiem comes out

    Comment by Lindsayraquel – January 26, 2013 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG REQUEIM COMES OUT IN MARRRRCHHHHHH!!!!! AHHHHHH so excited but hate the waynthat pandemonium just ends withnalex there like “dude I sacrificed my life for you and you just go and find a new guy like everything is all fine and dandy” **sigh** alex… but anywho I am so pchyed for delirium the tv show :):) yay

      Comment by Keagie – February 17, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by more info – February 1, 2013 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Delirium a TV seires! CANNOT WAIT!

    Comment by Polly Roth – February 7, 2013 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When does the show start??????

    Comment by Vdavis – March 6, 2013 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When does show start????

    Comment by Vdavis – March 6, 2013 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ‘The list’ sounds really great!!

    Comment by Ann25 – March 16, 2013 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve read the books, which were AMAZING, I hope the show is going to be good as the books were!!!!

    Comment by Trinity_Music – March 26, 2013 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I MENT THE DELIRIUM THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by Trinity_Music – March 26, 2013 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ahhhhhhh i cannot wait for Delirium! I seriously love the fact that they want to make it into a show and not a movie! Im so excited hopefully Fox will pick it up!

    Comment by Giselle – April 2, 2013 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Delirium by far is what I will watch.. I love the casting and the storyline and I’ve read the books. It’s gonna be amazing.

    Comment by Tanya – May 7, 2013 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Drew Roy.he would be an awesome Alex :P

    Comment by ILoveDelirium – July 31, 2013 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The delirium show will, very unfortunately, not go through.

    Comment by Jamie – August 3, 2013 11:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hate how excited I was to hear delirium in the making process of a television series , and then all of a sudden it got rejected like what !? For not a good reason let me tell you .. The books are incredibly amazing thanks to Lauren Oliver although personally I did not much enjoy the last book requiem but STILL it deserved to go on the big screen .. bummer :( I really wanted to see Daren Kagasoff as Alex <3 :\ … Please give delirium another shot , atleast the PILOT !

    Comment by Elizabeth Torijano – September 12, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just found out today that Delirium was going to be a TV show, and just now found out it was cancelled. I actually had something to be excited about only to find out it didn’t pull through. I was even more excited because Jeanine Mason from SYTYCD was going to play Hana. I was so looking forward to seeing her. Like you said, GIVE DELIRIUM A CHANCE! PLEASE!!!!!

      Comment by A – September 30, 2013 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!! Delirium! THANK YOU FOX!

    Comment by Clace – April 6, 2014 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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