Created by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), The Lottery tells the story of a world suffering from an infertility crisis and the scientist who might’ve broken it all open. Dr. Allison Lennon (Marley Shelton) has spent the last five years researching the crisis and figuring out how to fertilize a human embryo; once she and her team find a solution and fertilize 100 embryos, though, the United States government steps in and takes control of the lab. Instead of allowing the mother who donated the egg to carry the child to term, it’s decided to have a national lottery to determine the 100 women who would have the weight of the future of mankind on their shoulders.
In addition to Shelton, The Lottery stars Martin Dononvan (Homeland), Yul Vazquez (Magic City), Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story), Athena Karkanis (Low Winter Sun), and David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries).
The series premiere of The Lottery airs Sunday, July 20th at 10:00 on Lifetime. You can check out a behind the scenes look at the series here.
Will you be watching The Lottery? Did the 10-minute sneak peek make you more excited for the series? Could this be the next breakout Lifetime drama, considering how distinct it is from the network’s other offerings?