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For its second scripted series order of the year, Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of conspiracy thriller “The Lottery” from “Children of Men” co-writer Timothy J. Sexton, Lifetime exec VP and general manager Rob Sharenow announced today.

Set in a dystopian future and dealing with the threat of human extinction, “The Lottery” stars Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei and David Alpay and is exceedingly darker in subject matter than the other scripted show the cabler greenlit this year: A+E Studios’ “Un-Real,” which stars Shiri Appleby and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a competition dating show. It is also not be confused with the 1948 short story of the same name by Shirley Jackson.

“‘The Lottery’ is one of the most provocative and original concepts we’ve ever seen,” Sharenow said. “Tim Sexton’s unique dystopian thriller represents an exciting new direction for Lifetime and continues cable’s position on the leading edge of bold, »


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