Lifetime to Develop Dystopian Pilot THE LOTTERY

Lifetime is delving into the post-apocalyptic genre.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a new dystopian pilot from CHILDREN OF MEN of writer Timothy J. Sexton, titled THE LOTTERY.

The series is billed as: "Set in a time when women stop having children, The Lottery 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 important scientific breakthrough unfold, government interests and power begin to dominate one of the most personal and basic elements of humanity - the right to have a family."

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