As expected, there won’t be a second season for Lifetime’s future drama, The Lottery. The cable channel has cancelled the TV series after one season of 10 episodes.
The Lottery takes place in the year 2025 when our planet is in the midst of a fertility crisis. Women can no longer bear children and the human race faces extinction. After years of research researchers have been able to fertilize 100 eggs and a lottery is held to determine who can carry them to term. The cast of this thriller includes Marley Shelton, Martin Donovan, Yul Vasquez, Athena Karkanis, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, and Shelley Conn.
The show premiered in July to 1.08 million viewers but lost more than 30% of its viewers in week two and the numbers kept sliding downward as the season progressed. The finale, which aired on September 28th, drew just 425,000. The season averaged 670,000 viewers, a far cry from Devious Maids’ 1.81 million average.
What do you think? Did you like The Lottery TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?