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The Lottery  |  Friday 18 November 2016 11:27

The Lottery Warner Horizon Television s new conspiracy thriller series The Lottery, from writer/executive producer Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men, Live from Baghdad), will be broadcast on SABC 3, from Tuesday, 29th November 2016 at 21h00.

Set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children, The Lottery reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction. Remarkably, 100 embryos are successfully fertilized and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. As conflict, control and mystery over this global crisis unfolds, the government’s interests and power begin to dominate, igniting a highly controversial debate over our fundamental and personal freedom to raise a family.

The Lottery stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour) as Dr. Alison Lennon, the brilliant fertility specialist whose scientific breakthrough may have life-and-death consequences; Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story) as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country; David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries) as James, Alison’s colleague and lab assistant; and Martin Donovan (Homeland) as Darius Hayes, a calculating government official willing to use any strategy to achieve what he believes is the greater good.

The Lottery was written by Timothy J. Sexton who also serves as executive producer with Dawn Olmstead (Prison Break, Tru Calling). Danny Cannon (CSI, Nikita) directed and executive produced the pilot, which is from Grady Girl Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Tune in for all the intrigue and drama and watch how the battle over the control of the 100 embryos begins in The Lottery on SABC 3 every Tuesday at 21H00 starting 29th November, 2016.
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Episode 1: PILOT
In the series premiere episode, The Lottery reveals a dystopian world dealing with the impending extinction when women have mysteriously stopped bearing children.

Alison faces the aftermath of her actions while Vanessa, Darius, and the White House debate the next steps of the lottery.  Kyle and his son, Elvis, seek refuge with an old friend.

As the world reacts to the news of the lottery, Alison and her lab partner, James, make a strange discovery, after testing Kyle, which may lead to more questions than answers.

Episode 4: GENIE
While Vanessa has second thoughts about the lottery and consults Darius and the President about shifting the control back to the government, Alison and James quarantine Kyle.

As the President and First Lady announce the two hundred lottery finalists, things become dangerous for Alison and James as they uncover clues about the fertility crisis.

As the Lottery contestants acclimate to the pressures of their new lives, Vanessa works against Darius's methods to control the Lottery.  Meanwhile, Kyle meets an unlikely new ally

Episode 7: ST. MICHAEL
As Darius's plans to take over, The Lottery continue to escalate, Vanessa discovers some of his co-conspirators.  Meanwhile, Lottery contestants face psychological evaluations.

Episode 8: TRUTH BE TOLD
Alison's investigation hits a dead end. Vanessa uncovers Darius' plan to take control of the Lottery. Meanwhile, Kyle discovers the MayTwos' real agenda and confides in Alison.

Episode 9: MR. TORINO
Vanessa confronts Darius and surprises him by trying to subvert his plans. Alison and Kyle learn the MayTwos are funded by a powerful financial sponsor who can help rescue Elvis.

Episode 10: IN EXTREMIS
In the season finale, the President announces the winners of the Lottery as the mystery behind the infertility crisis comes to a head.

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