Secret Life of the American Teenager‘s Daren Kagasoff has been cast as Emma Roberts’ love interest in the Fox drama pilot Delirium, TVLine has learned.
Penned by executive producer Karyn Usher (Prison Break), Delirium is based on Lauren Oliver’s bestselling young adult novels about an alternate present where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a surgical procedure dubbed The Cure.
The rub: Young Lena Holoway — to be played by Roberts — does the unthinkable and falls in love with 95 days to go until her treatment.
Kagasoff, who is a free agent now that Secret Life is heading into its final season on ABC Family, will play Alex, a police officer and the object of Lena’s affection.
The cast also includes The Closer‘s Corey Reynolds and The Killing’s Billy Campbell.