Earlier this week, author Lauren Oliver visited the RT blog to tell us a bit about the TV show based on her dystopian YA novel Delirium. We promised to return with news about the project and here it is: Daren Kagasoff has been cast as the heroine's love interest. Kagasoff, who most recently starred in The Secret Life of the American Teenager will be playing Alex, an undercover, uncured member of the resistance who finds himself in the middle of a forbidden romance with Lena, a teen scheduled to be "cured" of Amor Deliria Nervosa — aka love.
This show, which reveals the dark underside of a futuristic society that has outlawed love, will mark the television debut of actress Emma Roberts who will play Lena. And in a surprise casting move, Fox looked to its reality show So You Think You Can Dance for the actress to play Lena's friend. As Hana, Jeanine Mason, the winner of season 5 of SYTYCD will be making the same decision that Lena faces — will these teens choose to undergo the treatment that will "cure" them from feeling love.