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The Lottery: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Sporadically effective but mostly mundane, The Lottery ultimately holds a losing ticket.


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A dystopian future is driven by a global fertility crisis, but a doctor is able to fertilize 100 eggs that become part of a national lottery to see who will carry the prized embryos to term.


Marley Shelton
as Alison Lennon
Martin Donovan
as Darius Hayes
Yul Vázquez
as President
Shelley Conn
as Gabrielle
Athena Karkanis
as Vanessa Keller
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Critic Reviews for The Lottery: Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

Very different in storyline and style from Shirley Jackson's classic short story with the same title, this one raises questions just as disturbing.

July 21, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There are some provocative ideas that can be explored.

July 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The thriller side of The Lottery? That's a losing ticket.

July 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The Lottery fails to distinguish itself, so the odds that viewers will pick it from the ample selection of similar shows are slim.

July 18, 2014 | Full Review…

The Lottery, with otherwise sage setup and promising performances, merits its own shot at something great.

July 17, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Dystopian drama explores the business of baby-making.

July 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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