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Billy Campbell cast as 'Delirium' villain

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Fox has cast Billy Campbell as Delirium‘s top villain.

The Killing actor has joined the promising project, which is based on a series of bestselling young adult novels by Lauren Oliver. In Delirium, a 17-year-old (star Emma Roberts) in a post-apocalyptic North America illegally falls in love.

Campbell will play Thomas Fineman. Here’s his character’s official description: “Wearing a conservative suit, with laser-white teeth and a John Boehner tan, he’s a wealthy political leader, the head of a lobbying organization called Deliria Free America. Married with one son, Fineman opposes the social chaos caused by ‘Deliria’ and supports the use of the brain modification that prevents citizens from falling in love and leads to a peaceful, ordered society. At difficult times, Fineman’s friendly facade shatters into unbridled rage.”

For EW’s full rundown of drama pilots, go here.