Pilot Scoop: Emma Roberts Lands Starring Role in Fox Drama Delirium

Emma Roberts Delirium Emma Roberts is plotting a major TV comeback, signing on to play the lead role in Fox’s drama pilot Delirium, TVLine has learned.

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Based on the bestselling young adult novels by Lauren Oliver, Delirium is set in 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, defiant teen Lena Holoway (Roberts) does the unthinkable and falls in love.

Karyn Usher (Prison Break) penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

After hitting it big with Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, Roberts went on to star in films such as Nancy Drew, Hotel For Dogs and Scream 4. She recently wrapped a role in We’re the Millers opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudekis.

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  1. Sounds like an interesting plot for a movie but not sure how they would stretch that concept over a few years. Reminds me of TiMER, not the same but similar.

  2. Elena says:

    that a every good fit

  3. Elle says:

    Couldn’t be more excited for this, it’s a fantastic book! I just worry it won’t get picked up its not very FOX.

  4. Vera says:

    THIS IS AMAZING!!! I love her and love the books!!!

  5. Summer says:

    I really like her, but I feel as though this show would be a better fit on the CW, ABC Family, or someplace else.

  6. Yeah I agree that this doesn’t really feel like a major network type of show. Maybe NBC, or the CW? But I’m happy for her and wish her the best

  7. Jenna says:

    Not excited for this at all. The book is amazing and with all the articles I’ve read on this becoming a TV series, how they’re introducing Julian right off the bat and Hana and him are gonna have a love thing going on, new characters, how they’re cramming the whole plot of the first book into the first episode? I’m worried. Its not even delirium anymore…

    • Elyse says:

      wait whaaat?! really??? if you have the links to the articles still please post them i would like to read. not a fan of any of those ideas.

  8. Brandy says:

    I love her but I don’t see this doing well.

  9. Elyse says:

    after reading Jennas comment i hope that isn’t what they do with the show. it will ruin the books for me.

  10. lara says:

    Probably the most interesting and unique new series I have heard about yet!

  11. Polly Roth says:

    OMG!!!!! Deilrium was the best book series ever! And now its a TV series! OMG!!!!!!!

  12. elle says:

    Sounds similar to the uglies books