Lauren herself officially announced on her blog today, that Fox has commissioned Delirium for a television pilot in hopes of making it a television series! The Delirium saga was initially going to be a movie, however Lauren’s preference has always been for a TV series. Here’s what she has to say:
The deal is that Fox, which initially optioned the books for film, decided that due to the complexity of all the side plots and characters, the Delirium series might be better suited for TV, as we’d have a chance to explore all of those elements. I am super psyched because that has always been my preference (for those of you that have read some of my interviews, you know that I LOVE anything that can be done while in pajamas, such as writing and watching television!)/ We’ve been assembling all the moving parts to make that happen over the past few months.
The TV show should give the Delirium story more depth. With the short stories being incorporated into the main books. The views from other less featured characters would be seen and side plots would be explored in more detail.
The wonderful thing about an expansive medium like television is that there is the time and space to explore smaller elements of the story and the world that would have detracted from the momentum of a novel. Think of how much Julian we’ll get! Think of how much Alex we’ll see! I, personally, will be thrilled to see these characters come to life on the small screen.
To read the full article on Lauren’s site here!
As well are reading the article on the announcement from Fox here
At the Fandom we would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this decision. Are you pro TV series or would you have preferred the film? And now we know it will be on TV dose that change your casting choices?
Let us know!