Abraham Lincoln has joined the cast of Fox's new adaptation of Lauren Oliver's "Delirium" series. Or, rather, the actor who plays him in the upcoming National Geographic Channel TV movie "Killing Lincoln" has.
Billy Campbell, who starred as a politician on AMC's The Killing, will play Thomas Fineman, a wealthy conservative political figurehead who leads a lobbying group called Deliria Free America. Fineman stands against the social chaos that "deliria" brought about and encourages using brain modification to stop people from falling in love and to lead to stability and peace in society. But, as we learn more, we see that his cool demeanor is a facade that cloaks a violent streak.
Emma Roberts (Scream 4) will be the star of the pilot. She plays Lena Holoway, who falls in love (which is against the law) 95 days before her scheduled brain modification. Chaos ensues.
Karyn Usher (Touch) will write the script and executive produce the pilot for 20th Television. Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Mitchell Kaplan and Paula Mazur will executive produce as well.
Campbell has also appeared in Once and Again, and The 4400.
I am not familiar with the books, but this seems like an interesting concept. What do you think - worth a shot or something you will skip past?