Lifetime Picks Up Drama Pilot ‘The Lottery’ To Series

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Several days after the network handed a series order to new drama Un-Real, Lifetime is picking another of its pilots to series. The female skewing net has picked up conspiracy thriller pilot The Lottery to series with a 10 episode order.

Created by  Timothy J. Sexton, The Lottery is set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children. The series reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction. Remarkably, 100 embryos are successfully fertilized and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. As conflict, control and mystery over this global crisis unfolds, the government’s interests and power begin to dominate, igniting a highly controversial debate over our fundamental and personal freedom to raise a family. The drama series is produced by Grady Girl Productions & Warner Horizon Television and stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour), Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story), David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries) and Martin Donovan (Homeland).

The Lottery is one of the most provocative and original concepts we’ve ever seen”, said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Lifetime. “Tim Sexton’s unique dystopian thriller represents an exciting new direction for Lifetime and continues cable’s position on the leading edge of bold, high-quality scripted drama.”