Delirium (TV Series)
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Delirium is a dystopian young adult novel series about a young girl, Lena Haloway, who falls in love in a society where love is seen as a disease.
Companion books and novellas
- Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven (collection of the following novellas)
- Alex (novella)
The story is set in Portland, Maine, in an alternate present. Civilization is concentrated in those cities which escaped the severe bombings of decades past. Travel between cities is highly restricted. Electric fences separate the city from the Wilds—unregulated territory which was presumably mostly destroyed by bombs.
The totalitarian government teaches that love is a disease, named amor deliria nervosa, commonly referred to as "the deliria". A surgical cure for the deliria has been developed and is mandatory for citizens 18 years old and over. Lena has looked forward to the procedure for years, convinced as she is by the government that love is a horrible disease that must be destroyed from mankind's system.
TV series adaptation
The pilot was not picked up.