‘Secret Life’ Hunk Daren Kagasoff to Star in FOX’s ‘Delirium’ Pilot

Actor Daren Kagasoff, who plays hunk Ricky Underwood on the long-running ABC Family teen drama ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ – that will be coming to an end this season – has landed the male lead in the FOX drama pilot Delirium that is based on the novel by Lauren Oliver.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kagasoff will star opposite Emma Roberts in the FOX pilot, playing Alex, the object of Lena Holoway’s (Roberts) affections. The only problem? In the world of ‘Delirium’ love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: she falls in love. Another problem? “Alex is a uniformed police officer who on the surface appears tough, smug and a rigid enforcer of the government’s rules. But, underneath he’s a man with a secret agenda – he is a member of an anti-government group led by Lawrence Tack, one that is infiltrating the most oppressive elements of society while hiding the fact that he still has a mind of his own. A vehement opponent of the government’s plan to eradicate love, Alex finds himself intensely attracted to Lena. To explore a future together, he must protect her from receiving the government’s curative procedure and convert her to his cause”.

Kagasoff got his big TV break on ‘Secret Life’ five seasons ago; and landing this role would be a big coo for the young actor, but a decision on the pilot, which is being written and will be executive produced by Karyn Usher (‘Prison Break’) along with Peter Cherin, Katherine Pope, Paul Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan, has yet to receive a series order by FOX. That determination won’t be made until closer to the upfronts, which are set this coming May.