Gregg Sulkin (Pretty Little Liars) is set to co-star opposite Emma Roberts and Billy Campbell in Delirium, Fox‘s drama pilot from Karyn Usher, 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment. Based on Lauren Oliver’s bestselling book trilogy, it is set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway (Roberts) does the unthinkable: she falls in love. Sulkin will play Julien, the son of wealthy political leader Thomas Fineman (Campbell). While his father supports the use of the brain modification, Julien is conflicted about having to undergo a surgery to remove his feelings and eventually finds a kindred spirit in Lena. Sulkin, repped by UTA, D2 Management and Bloom Hergott, recently wrapped production on the Fox feature Panda Eyes opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers and he will next be seen starring opposite Selena Gomez in Disney Channel’s Wizards Of Waverly Place Reunion.
Battlestar Galactica alumna Tricia Helfer has been cast as the lead in ABC’s drama pilot Killer Women, from ABC Studios. Written by Hannah Shakespeare based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas, it centers on Molly Parker (Helfer), the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers — a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there.
Nestor Serrano (Act Of Valor) has been cast in CBS’ drama pilot The Ordained. The project, written by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen and directed by RJ Cutler, centers on Tom, the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. Serrano will play Hector Nunez, a former politician, now name partner at the top New York law firm where Tom is a lawyer, whom Tom suspects is behind the plot to kill his sister. Serrano, repped by D2 management, recurs on CBS’ Blue Bloods which, like The Ordained, is produced by CBS Studios.
Smash and MI-5 alum Raza Jaffrey is the first actor to be cast in ABC’s drama pilot Gothica, a sexy gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. Jaffrey, repped by Anonymous Content and United Agents in the UK, will play Harker, a police detective whose search for the truth is threatened to be influenced by the political pressure brought by the most powerful man in the city of Gothica. Anand Tucker is directing from a script by Matt Lopez for ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co.