Lifetime Orders Futuristic Drama Pilot ‘The Lottery’


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.

  • Devin McMusters

    As long as the men in the show are jerks, the wimmen will watch.

  • worthymagic

    How about a show set when politicians actually cared? That would be really futuristic. Does anybody know why Women have stopped having children? Are all the good men gone? Has alcohol been outlawed? Are all the Sugar Daddies dead? Maybe there aren’t any REAL MEN left? Maybe they don’t want to come out of their man caves? Is it possible that all that’s left are very ugly women? Then it would be a horror movie. Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Reality

    Sounds dreadful.