Lifetime Orders Futuristic Drama Pilot ‘The Lottery’

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Drama to be set in a time where women have stopped having children

Lifetime is betting on “The Lottery” to be a hit.

The network has ordered a pilot for the drama “The Lottery,” described as a “conspiracy thriller set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children.”

Set in a world that’s “staring down the brink of extinction,” the drama explores a situation where 100 embryos are successfully fertilized and raffled off in a national lottery held to determine who the surrogates will be.

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“As conflict, control and mystery over this important scientific breakthrough unfolds, government interests and power begin to dominate one of the most personal and basic elements of humanity — the right to have a family,” Lifetime said of the upcoming drama.

Timothy J. Sexton (“Children of Men”) wrote the pilot and serves as an executive producer, along with “Prison Break” alum Dawn Olmstead.