Delirium by Lauren Oliver has been sent to pilot at Fox networks. The New York Times bestselling novel is set in a dystopian world where love is considered a disease.
Karen Usher is set to produce Delirium, from 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment. The story is about a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable: she falls in love. Usher executive produces with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.
Each chapter in the novel starts with some sort of propaganda against love. The novel is unique and definitely lends itself to the small screen. The dystopian world is only the backdrop to the central love story.
Lauren Oliver graduated from the University of Chicago in 2004 and from NYU’s MFA program in 2008. She worked as an editorial assistant and then assistant editor at Razorbill, a division of Penguin Books; currently, she co-owns the literary development company Paper Lantern Lit. Oliver’s Paper Lantern Lit is a book packing company that utilizes Oliver’s ideas as prompts for writers. The company then sells the finished product to publishing houses.
The final book in the Delrium series, Requiem, releases on March 5.