Lifetime is putting its money on “The Lottery.”
The cable network has ordered 10 episodes of a new drama starring Marley Shelton, according to Deadline.
Shelton will play a fertility specialist who successfully fertilizes 100 viable eggs in a futuristic world where women are no longer able to have children.
“’The Lottery’ is one of the most provocative and original concepts we’ve ever seen,” the network’s general manager, Rob Sharenow, said (via Deadline). “Tim Sexton’s unique dystopian thriller represents an exciting direction for Lifetime and continues cable’s position on the leading edge of bold, high-quality scripted drama.”
Martin Donovan (“Homeland”), Louise Lombard, Lesley-Ann Brandt (“Spartacus: Blood & Sand”), Michael Graziadei and David Alpay also star.
Lifetime also has returning series “Devious Maids,” “Drop Dead Diva” and “Witches of East End,” along with a new “Bachelor”-inspired drama series, “Un-Real,” starring Shiri Appleby.
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