Lifetime is developing a drama set in a dystopian future where women have stopped having babies. TheWrap.com reports that the cable channel gave a pilot order to the project, "The Lottery."
The drama looks at what happens as the human population is facing extinction, when 100 embryos are successfully fertilized and then raffled off in a national lottery to find surrogates, the story says.
“As conflict, control and mystery over this important scientific breakthrough unfolds, government interests and power begin to dominate one of the most personal and basic elements of humanity — the right to have a family,” Lifetime said of the project.
The pilot is written by Timothy Sexton of "Children of Men," with Sexton executive producing along with Dawn Olmstead of "Prison Break."