Created by Timothy Sexton (Children of Men) and executive produced by Rick Eid (The Guardian) and Dawn Olmstead (Tru Calling), The Lottery centers on a world plagued by a fertility crisis. Following years of research, Dr. Allison Lennon (Marley Shelton) and her team find a way to fertilize 100 embryos, but soon enough, the government gets involved and decides to hold a national lottery to decide which 100 women will carry the embryos to term.
In addition to Shelton, The Lottery stars Martin Dononvan (Boss) as Darius Hayes, Director of the U.S. Fertility Commission; Athena Karkanis (Low Winter Sun) as Presidential Chief of Staff Vanessa Keller; Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story) as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and father to one of the last children born; David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries) as Allison’s colleague and lab assistant James; and Yul Vasquez (Magic City) as the President of the United States.
The series premiere of The Lottery is set to air Sunday, July 20th at 10:00 on Lifetime.
Will you be watching The Lottery? Do you think a show with this kind of tone and content can survive on a network like Lifetime? Is Witches of East End going to be a compatible lead-in for The Lottery and help it find an audience?