This year’s pilot season has claimed its first online fandom victims.
Fox has decided to not move forward with Delirium, an ambitious sci-fi novel adaptation starring Emma Roberts as a 17-year-old in a dystopian future where love is outlawed. Billy Campbell also starred. The pilot was based on the bestselling young adult novels by Lauren Oliver. Instead Fox ordered J.J. Abrams’ robot cops drama, a Sleepy Hollow series, and two others.
A second project with a notable following that was rejected Wednesday: NBC’s adaption of the comic book series The Sixth Gun, which is based on a best-selling supernatural graphic novel that follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers. Michiel Huisman and Laura Ramsey starred in that one.
NBC also passed on a present-date update of the feuding families tale Hatfields & McCoys. Virginia Madsen and Rebecca De Mornay starred. Which NBC pilots are getting picked up has yet to be announced.
We recently raised the idea that broadcasters should consider the Amazon model of putting pilots online and letting viewers weigh in before making these decisions. You have to wonder: Would Fox and NBC’s choices have been any different? (Delirium had fans pushing a Twitter campaign urging Fox to pick up the show). And, if network decisions were different, would the choices have performed better or worse, ultimately? Interesting to consider, though no way to really know.
For the current list of pilots that are in contention, have been picked up, and are considered dead, see here.
O well on to the the next project!
Emma was spotted leaving her NYC hotel on May 7th to head home. She was then snapped at the LAX airport when she arrived. Check out the candids below! Be sure to check the update below for more Met photos plus added two candids of her leaving an after party for the event.
Emma Roberts attends the Costume Institute Gala for the ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. Emma is looking gorgeous in her Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) dress! Keep checking for more additions!
Emma was snapped shopping with her mom at Top Shop in Soho, NY today (May 6th). Also check out first look of Emma at the MET Gala tonight (May 6th) through her Instagram photos! Many other Instagrams added! Check back for a separate update for professional photos of tonight MET Gala!
Emma Roberts attends the pre-Met Ball special screening of ‘The Great Gatsby’ at MOMA on May 5, 2013 in New York City. Check out a few MQ and HQs below, keep checking in for more additions!