For the uninitiated, “Delirium” is a dystopian tale of a society in which love, rechristened amor deliria nervosa, has been declared a disease. All citizens undergo a lobotomy-like procedure to “cure” the illness on their 18th birthday. The story centers on Lena, a young woman who’s never questioned the righteousness of the government policy, until she has the shocking bad luck to fall in love only weeks before she’s set to be cured.
Unlike the other roles we’ve been hearing about, Senator Hargrove isn’t a familiar character from the novel—but she might be the TV take on the book’s Mayor Hargrove, whose son is among the teens bound for the lobotomy table. And more importantly, if they’re getting this far down the list of characters to be cast, shooting on this bad boy is going to start super soon, right?!
What’s your take on the latest news from the “Delirium” casting couch?