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.
“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.