Timothy J. Sexton, one of the writers of “Children of Men,” apparently isn’t done imagining what a zero birth rate world would look like. And he’s doing it for Lifetime.
This summer, Sexton and the network that once declared itself to be “television for women” are launching “The Lottery,” which pushes Lifetime into science-fiction territory with the story of a world devastated by a lack of children, and the extreme lengths scientists will go to in order to save the human race.
The trailer below, featuring stars Marley Shelton and Martin Donovan, quickly shifts its focus from the titular lottery (which assigns childless women a chance at a fertilized embryo) to high-stakes drama and egg theft. Still, it’s an intriguing peek at what could be a smart burst of sci-fi, albeit from an unexpected source.
“The Lottery” premieres Sunday, July 20th.