So… I have a confession to make. I’ve been keeping a secret from you guys. I know it’s bad to keep secrets, but I wanted to make sure everything was final before I made this announcement. So now I am SO HAPPY to finally tell you all that a pilot for DELIRIUM has been ordered by the Fox Network! That’s right, DELIRIUM might be coming to you soon as a TV SERIES!
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.
I know that some of you are concerned that a TV show will be “untrue” to the books, due to the need to add content in order to flesh out the story to a full season. Never fear! Look, the books will always be the books. No adaptation, either for film or TV, will or can completely replicate and remain faithful to them—it’s a totally different art form! I like to think of this as a new riff, a new interpretation of the story I’ve written. TV, more so than novel writing, is a collaborative art form (although there is plenty of collaboration between me and my editor!). The talented people writing the DELIRIUM TV show aren’t trying to take anything away from the story, their goal is to add and expand, and give us all more time with the characters that we love. 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.
I hope that this makes you as happy as it’s made me! :)
Here’s a link to the announcement with more details!